Inspection UEFA positively reviewed the readiness of St. Petersburg To host the matches of the European football championship in 2020. This opinion during a briefing on Krestovsky island, where the construction of a new stadium For the 2018 world Cup, told the acting Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Vasily Kichedzhi.
in June 2012, it was decided that in honor of the 60th anniversary of the tournament of the UEFA European football championship in 2020 will be distributed among 12 or 13 cities in different countries. This decision was approved by the UEFA Executive Committee on 6 December 2012. In 12 cities will host the games group stage and quarter-finals, and 13-m — semifinals and finals. To date, the list of challengers to 19 cities, including St. Petersburg.
on the first day of the weekend, on 16 August, the Russian city-the applicant was visited by the Commission, UEFA, has been Director of Euro 2020 Martin Kallen and head direction «Management of stadiums» Claudio Kyle Mueller. They got acquainted with the course of works on the construction of the stadium on Krestovsky island, which is claimed to provide matches of the group stage and quarter-finals of Euro 2020.
«Inspectors from UEFA visited the construction of the stadium on Krestovsky island, which will take players already in the autumn of 2016,» said Kichedzhi.- Guests were pleasantly surprised As the pace of work on the Sabbath day, and skill builders, including many Western experts. In order authorized UEFA were provided by all plans related to the conduct of our city Euro 2020″.
According to Kichedzhi, the city government made a proposal to arrange the fan zone on St. Isaac’s square.» Option from the Palace we rejected, but a worthy replacement in the city centre, I think, found, — said the acting Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg.- we have experience of celebration alumni «Scarlet sails», which in the city centre is going one and a half million people, and At the same time manages to maintain public order. I have no doubt that fans during the Euro will be happy».
As was pointed out by the head, he had no doubt that St. Petersburg will fall in the number of cities that will get the right to host Euro 2020.» Among the contenders are the two capitals of the former republics of the Soviet Union, Baku and Minsk, Jerusalem, Skopje. With all due respect To these cities and fans of these States, it seems to me that St. Petersburg produces the best impression on any inspection,» said Kichedzhi.
The announcement of the list of cities that will host matches of Euro 2020 will be held on September 19, 2014
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