Unconventional opening for Euro 2012 stadium
Another remarkable incident occurred when three topless female demonstrators from FEMEN, a Ukrainian women’s protest group, ran onto the pitch. They were demanding a "Euro 2012 without prostitution," believing the football tournament is likely to lead to an increase in prostitution in the Ukrainian capital.They were reportedly detained, put into a police van and driven away. The show went on without further incidents.
The first official football match at the new stadium is scheduled for November 11, when Ukraine will host Germany in a friendly match.According to some estimates, the Olympiskiy’s reconstruction for the 2012 European Football Championship has cost some $470 million. The price tag has caused a lot of complaints among those who believe the works were overpriced and the costs were not transparent.The stadium was originally completed in 1946, and hosted matches in the 1980 Olympics football tournament.