Euro 2012: Venues and stadiums in Poland

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Countdown has begun for the most prestigious and exciting football tournament Euro 2012 to kick off at the biggest stadium of Poland, Warsaw National Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 58,500.

Poland has four stadiums hosting this mega event including Warsaw, Gdansk PGE Arena, Wroclaw Municipal Stadium and Poznan Municipal Stadium.

As the most prestigious football tourney kicks off at Poland, here is a look at all the venues hosting Euro 2012 matches as all the stadiums hosting the tournament get to host 3 group matches each.

Warsaw National Stadium, Poland

Warsaw National Stadium, Poland

Capacity: 58,500

To start with, the biggest stadium located in Poland, Warsaw National Stadium, which is due to host the opening match of the most prestigious Euro 2012.

Located on the site of the former 10th-Anniversary Stadium, on al. Zieleniecka in Praga Poludnie district, near the city center.

The National Stadium is due to host the opening match (a group match), remaining 2 group matches, a quarterfinal, and a semifinal of the UEFA Euro 2012 co-hosted by Poland.

PGE Arena Gdansk

Capacity: 43,615

PGE Arena is the largest arena in Ekstraklasa and the third largest in the country after National Stadium and Silesia Stadium.

It is also one of the venues scheduled to host the finals of Euro 2012. PGE Arena will be hosting four matches during this tournament which include three matches in Group C and one quarterfinal.

Previously known as Baltic Arena, is now called PGE Arena on the basis of a sponsorship agreement with Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE Group).

Stadion Miejski (Wroclaw) Municipal Stadium

Capacity: 42,771

Municipal Stadium is the highest fourth category football stadium built especially for Euro 2012. This is a new stadium as construction began in April 2009 and was completed in September 2011.

With a seating capacity of 42,771 Municipal Stadium is all set to host three Group A matches during the tournament.

It is located on aleja Slaska in the western part of the city (Pilczyce district). The venue is the home stadium of the Slask Wroclaw football team playing in the Polish T-Mobile Ekstraklasa.

Poznan Municipal Stadium

Capacity: 43,269

The home ground of Lech Poznań and Warta Poznan, Municipal Stadium is one of the venues for the finals of Euro 2012. The ground is situated on the street ul. Bulgarska in the southwestern part of the city (Grunwald district).

A seating capacity of 43,269, Poznan Municipal Stadium underwent a completer reconstruction in the year 2003, including the building of four new covered stands.

It is the fifth largest stadium in Poland (after National Stadium, Silesia Stadium, The Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw and PGE Arena Gdańsk) and third largest in Ekstraklasa.

The stadium will be hosting three Group C matches during Euro 2012.

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