What gave Euro 2012 to Ukraine and Poland?
Jun 18, 2012, 14:18
Changes that were made in the cities of Poland and Ukraine for UEFA EURO 2012, have made them attractive to tourists for decades to come. More than 73.8% of Ukraine’s EURO 2012 investments were related to the urban transport, airports, railways and urban transport. In all championship host-cities in Ukraine were built new airport terminals, including new runways. Boryspil International Airport has been reconstructed boosting capacity to 8 million passengers. New high-speed Hyundai railway trains linked the host cities – Kiev, Lviv, Kharkiv and Donetsk.
In Kiev had been built two new bridges, largest road maintenance, complete renovation of sports facilities and creation of thousands of new parking spaces. 13 new hotels had been built in the city, 16 had been renovated and 51 hotel had been re-equipped.
Poland spent for making the infrastructure for the UEFA EURO 2012 up to €25.6 billion. Brand new modern stadiums have been built in Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław and Gdańsk.
Professional sport attracts huge investments, millions of new tourists and magically transforms the city. This is what we clearly see by the example of Poland and Ukraine.