Kiev opens host stadium for Euro 2012 final

BY foxsports • October 8, 2011

The host stadium for the 2012 European Championship final has been officially opened.

Inauguration festivities on Saturday for the 60,000-seat Olympiskiy Stadium included a performance by Colombian pop singer Shakira.

The downtown Kiev venue was originally built from 1937 to '41.

Euro 2012 matches will be played in eight cities - four in Ukraine and four in co-host Poland - with the final on July 1.

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