City Stadium

The home of the famous 'Poznan' celebration, the arena is famous for its unique atmosphere and Republic of Ireland will play two group games at the ground

Last Updated: 22/05/12 4:11pm

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The stadium

None other than Geordie songster Sting opened the City Stadium after its renovation in September 2010. It was initially opened in 1980 and has since been recognised for its steep stands and electrifying match-day atmosphere. The City Stadium also has the only fully retractable roof of all the grounds at Euro 2012. Lech and Warta Poznan, of course, play their games at the stadium at club level. The City Stadium is located close to Poznan's airport.

Matches

10th June - Rep of Ireland v Croatia
14th June - Italy v Croatia
18th June - Italy v Rep of Ireland

The Fan Zone

If it is not possible to get to the stadium, Freedom Square will be the place to party on match-days. The Fan Zone will stay open from mid-afternoon to two in the morning and will offer football skill tests for supporters and sets from live DJs. A 120 metre-square screen will broadcast all 31 live matches during Euro 2012.

The City

Regular flights from Dublin and other major European cities go into the Poznan-Lawcia airport. There are also approximately 20 train services per day with routes to Germany and Russia. Poznan has a rich history, having previously been a royal seat before coming under various different rules throughout the years. Having been ruled by Prussia and Germany, the city was awarded back to Poland as a part of the Treaty of Versaille. Most of Poznan's tourist attractions can be found in the Old Town. North of the city is a park and two World War museums after 20,000 German troops held out on the site for a month.

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Euro 2012 Venue Map

More Venues

PGE Arena

PGE Arena

Spain will play all of their group games in the city of Gdansk on Poland's north coast, while it will also host one of the quarter-finals.

National Stadium

National Stadium

Sitting on the banks of Warsaw's Vistula River, this newly-built stadium will provide the venue for the opening match of Euro 2012.

Municipal Stadium

Municipal Stadium

Mario Balotelli scored the first international goal at this venue in Wroclaw, which will host all of the Czech Republic's group games.

City Stadium

City Stadium

The home of the famous 'Poznan' celebration, the Republic of Ireland will play two group games at the ground which reopened in September 2010.

Donbass Arena

Donbass Arena

England will play two of their group games in Donetsk and the city's stadium will also host one of the semi-finals.

Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium

England and Sweden will meet in Kiev for their second game in Group D and it is also the venue for the Euro 2012 final on 1st July.

Arena Lviv

Arena Lviv

Euro 2012's smallest venue has been purposely built for the finals and will provide a unique atmosphere in the 'Group of Death'.

Metalist Stadium

Metalist Stadium

Holland will play all of their group games in Kharkiv's local stadium, which is nicknamed the 'Spider Arena' and has undergone a £48m facelift.