Euro 2012 arena not ready for Poland-France game

Poland’s friendly against France next month has been moved from
Gdansk to Warsaw because the stadium under construction for the
2012 European Championship will not be ready in time.

Legia Warszawa spokesman Michal Kocieba said Tuesday the club’s
stadium is being readied for the game on June 9.

Poland’s football federation said on its website that the Gdansk
stadium is still a construction site with no access for
firefighters or ambulances and that it lacks a monitoring system
needed to ensure security.

Poland is co-hosting next year’s Euro 2012 tournament with
Ukraine and has drastically stepped up security requirements after
hooligans damaged a stadium in Bydgoszcz following a domestic cup
match last month.