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NSC Olimpiyskiy gets elite class stadium status

As it was reported earlier, around 25,000 fans arrived in Ukraine’s capital to watch the game. 10,000 law enforcers were keeping order during the final
20:30, 4 June 2018

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After UEFA Champions League final in Kyiv, NSC Olimpiyskiy got the status of the elite class stadium, as the press office of the stadium reports.

It is noted that after the game the UEFA representatives presented the board of the NSC Olimpiyskiy a certificate on increasing of the stadium’s category.

“The Union of European Football Associations certifies that the NSC Olimpiyskiy is classified in the UEFA elite list of stadiums,” the certificate says.

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Before, the NSC Olimpiyskiy was classified as the 4th category stadium. The stadiums of this category have a right to host the World Cup, European Football Championship, UEFA Champions League and the Europe League finals. The NSC Olimpiyskiy got this category after its last reconstruction and hosting the Euro 2012 final.

“The NSC Olimpiyskiy was built in 1923. During its 95-year history, the arena had four reconstructions and was renamed nine times. The NSC Olimpiyskiy hosted the Olympics-1980, as well as the UEFA European Football Championship EURO 2012. The arena hosts matches of the UPL, the Europe League and the Champions League, matches of the Ukrainian national team, concerts of world-class stars and many different events,” the website informs.

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Earlier, on May 26 Kyiv hosted UEFA Champions League 2018 final. Liverpool and Real met at the NSC Olimpiyskiy. Real won with a score 3:1.

As it was reported earlier, around 25,000 fans arrived in Ukraine’s capital to watch the game. 10,000 law enforcers were keeping order during the final.

According to the police, Champions League 2018 final took place without any serious violations. Yet, more than 70 foreigners appealed to the law enforcers.

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