Dnipro-Arena

The Dnipro Arena (Ukrainian: Дніпро-Арена) is a football stadium in Dnipro, Ukraine. It is mostly for football matches and hosts the homes matches of SC Dnipro-1. The stadium has a capacity of 31,003 people. It replaced Dnipro's old Soviet Metalurh Stadium which existed since 1940.

Dnipro Arena
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LocationDnipro, Ukraine
OwnerPrivatBank
Capacity31,003
Field size105 m × 70 m (344 ft × 230 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundApril 1, 2005
Opened14 September 2008; 13 years ago (2008-09-14)
Construction cost€40,000,000
ArchitectHochtief
Tenants
FC Dnipro (2008–2019)
SC Dnipro-1 (2019–present)

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North entrance of the stadium

The Dnipro-Arena staged the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Ukraine and England as the Olimpiysky National Sports Complex in Kyiv was being rebuilt ready for UEFA Euro 2012.

The Dnipro-Arena was chosen as a possible venue for UEFA Euro 2012, but was dropped from the list in May 2009. The capacity fell short of the minimum 33,000 seats required by UEFA.[1][2]

Dnipro-Arena hosted the 2009 Ukrainian Cup final, in which Vorskla Poltava beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1–0.

Since the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Dnipro have played their European matches at the Olympiskiy NSC Stadium in Kyiv at the behest of UEFA, although there has been comparatively less conflict in Dnipro than other areas.

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Coordinates: 48°27′37.2″N 35°1′56.9″E / 48.460333°N 35.032472°E / 48.460333; 35.032472