On 11 May the stadiums, which were prepared by Ukraine for Euro-2012, will be handed over for management by the European Football Association and football federations, according to Information Centre Ukraine-2012.

From that time the active preparatory stage before the start of the actual holding of matches - installation of temporary structures, testing of match procedures, erecting decorations, mounting of additional signs, equipment in functional areas, etc.

At stadiums around them hospitality areas will be created, voluntary, accreditation and media centres. The only exception that UEFA makes for arenas is that of holding the final match of the School Euro on 12 May, where the winners will be presented the prize from European Football Association General-Secretary Gianni Infantino. 

As UEFA Operating Officer Martin Kallen said in an interview with the Information Centre Ukraine-2012, in accordance with the agreement signed all events in arenas shall be terminated, including in the presidential box.

"During this period - a month before the tournament starts – UEFA experts will prepare the stadium for matches, both in terms of organization and in terms of the security component. From 9 May till 8 June additional facilities must be installed at each stadium. Branding of certain places will go ahead and advertising signs will be installed. Media centres will also be equipped, as will be stands for the operation of the media and hospitality area. Particular attention will be paid to the playing surface so that it meets the highest quality during the championship. The contract provides that UEFA will pay rent to arenas for this period of use," Martin Kallen stressed.


Information Centre Ukraine-2012 - ukraine2012.gov.ua