House of Football
House of Football (Ukrainian: Будинок футболу, Budynok futbolu) is a headquarters of the Football Federation of Ukraine located in Kyiv, Ukraine, right next to the Olympiyskiy National Sports Complex.
|House of Football|
|Address||Laboratornyi provulok, 7a|
|Town or city||Kyiv|
|Groundbreaking||April 15, 2004|
|Inaugurated||November 30, 2006|
|Owner||Football Federation of Ukraine|
The construction of the building started back on April 15, 2004. The construction was sponsored by the UEFA program "HatTrick". The opening ceremony of the House of Football on November 30, 2006 attended the former UEFA President Lennart Johansson, President of the Football Federation of Ukraine Hryhoriy Surkis as well as other important officials among which were Leonid Kuchma, Valeriy Pustovoitenko, Leonid Kravchuk, Michel Platini. The building has five floors, four conference halls, restaurant, its own television studio and mini publishing, as well as the museum of the Football History of Ukraine.
Right across the street is located Bannikov Stadium, while in a close proximity there are the Light-Athletics Training Complex "Atlet", the Central Military Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Defense, Kyiv Fortress, the big factory "RADAR", the Kyiv city clinic hospital #17, the National University of Physical Education and Sports.
House of Football behind the Bannikov Stadium
- "Webpage at the Ministry of Defense website". Archived from the original on 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2012-09-26.
- "Official website of Kiev Factory RADAR". Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-09-26.
- Official website of the National University of Physical Education and Sports
- Григорій СУРКІС: «Ми будуємо «Будинок футболу» (Hryhoriy Surkis, "We are building the House of Football"). www.day.kiev.ua. 08/23/2000. Accessed 09/26/2012
- ЮХАНССОН И СУРКИС ОТКРЫЛИ В КИЕВЕ ДОМ ФУТБОЛА (Johansson and Surkis opened in Kiev the House of Football). www.football.by. 11/30/2006. Accessed 09/26/2012
- У Києві відкривається Будинок футболу (In Kiev is opening the House of Football). ua.korrespondent.net. 11/29/2006. Accessed 09/26/2012