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Euro 2012

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Euro 2012

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The European Football Championships of 2012 will be held in Poland [1] and Ukraine. Matches will run from June 8th – July 1st.




UEFA EURO 2012 Accommodation Agency, phone: +48(0)22 500 94 40 (email: [2]) [3]

Get in

See Poland and Ukraine 'Get in' sections.

Get around

In Poland special cards for travellers coming for the tournament were prepared. They can be used as a train, or public transportation tickets in host cities, provide discounts and also carry health insurance [4].

Host Cities

The following eight cities will be hosting all the matches for the tournament. For information about travel, accommodation, restaurants and other activities in the cities, please see the individual city guides.


  • Warsaw [5] National Stadium, capacity 58,145. Will host the opening match (Poland vs Greece), three Group matches, a Quarter-Final and the Semi-Final.
  • Gdańsk [6] PGE Arena, capacity 40,818. Will host three Group Matches.
  • Wrocław [7] Wrocław Municipal Stadium, capacity 40,610. Will host three Group Matches.
  • Poznań [8] Poznań Municipal Stadium, capacity 42,004. Will host three Group Matches.


  • Kiev [9] Olympic stadium, capacity 70,050. Will host three group matches, a Quarter-Final and the Final.
  • Kharkiv [10] Metalist Stadium, capacity 38,500. Will host three Group Matches.
  • Donetsk [11] Donbass Arena, capacity 50,055. Will host three Group Matches.
  • Lviv [12] Arena Lviv, capacity 34,915. Will host three Group Matches.

Stay Safe

Both countries, especially Ukraine, have a history of football-related violence. 'Ultras' hooligan gangs have been known to launch violent attacks on rival supporters at international fixtures, and with thousands of people from 16 nations attending, there is a risk of tensions breaking loose with such a foreign presence in the region. Black, Asian, mixed race, Russian & German visitors should be particularly vigilant against far-right nationalist groups linked to these gangs.

The relevant authorities are well aware of these potential troublemakers, and are taking the appropriate security measures in preparation to the ensure the safety of visiting supporters. In general, common sense such as staying in large numbers of your own fans and being within a visible police-supervised presence are simple measures that should keep you well away from any risks of getting into any sort of danger on match days.

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