arena not ready for Poland-France game

arena not ready for Poland-France game

Published May. 24, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

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.