The NSC Olimpiyskiy: the resume of 2018
The 2018 was unforgettable for the NSC Olimpiyskiy! World-class events, top players, successful business forums - the main arena of Ukraine has become the center of sports and cultural life of our country. In August 2018 ukrainian largest stadium celebrated its 95th anniversary! It’s high time to remember the brightest episodes of the year!
UEFA Champions League final: Real Madrid Madrid VS Liverpool The greatest match of the world club football - the Champions League final - has made Kyiv the most desirable destination for true football fans. Hundreds of thousands of fans gathered in the capital of Ukraine to feel the atmosphere of a grand sports event.
400 professionals from the UEFA, "T.E.A.M. Marketing "and a local organizing committee, 507 volunteers and hundreds of servicemen were involved to organize the final at the NSC Olimpiyskiy.
The opening ceremony was marked by the performance of British Music Awards-2017 the best female artist of the year - Dua Lipa!
More than 60 thousand spectators were present on the stands, and 350 million people more in 200 countries of the world watched the live match broadcast. 1800 broadcaster representatives, 550 media representatives and 160 photographers were working during the Final.
TheUEFA Champions League final has become an historical one because the unique achievement of Real Madrid. Spanish team has won their third Champion League Cup in a row,that any other team didn’t manage to do before.
Elite Class Arena
The UEFA President Alexander Čeferin highly appreciated the level of Kyiv final.
"It was a huge pleasure for us to stay in Kyiv during the UEFA Champions League Final. The NSC Olimpiyskiy is one of the greatest stadiums in Europe, and you did the great job during the final match of Real Madrid and Liverpool, "Chefrin said, summing up.
As a results of the final, Olimpiyskiy was included to the list of the UEFA Elite class stadiums, that proves its high level. The certificate has taken its place of honor at the NSC History Museum, and every visitor of the stadium can see it.
This year, Olimpiyskiy turned into a grand musical platform and met the world-class musicians.
In June, the BeLive Festival was one of the largest open air events in Kyiv. It was the unique space that got together the coolest entertainment that you could find in the metropolis. Britannians Hurts and Jamiroquai became the headliners of the musical part of the festival, and more than 30 Ukrainian and European groups created the atmosphere during three festival days.
On August 24, after a two-year hiatus, the well-known Ukrainian band Okean Elzy gathered more than 100 thousands fans at a concert in honor of the Independence Day of Ukraine. Svyatoslav Vakarchuk and Co. were performing their most famous hits and new musical compositions for more than three hours.
Americans Imagine Dragons, whose songs break the main musical charts, included Kyiv to their world tour and performed in Ukraine for the first time. On August 30, the whole arena was singing Believer, Thunder, Radioactive and enjoyed a fantastic show. And a month later - on September 30 – Olimpiyskiy was blown up by sweet-eyed Spaniard Enrique Iglesias.
The home stadium of Dynamo Kyiv hosted the matches of "white and blues" in the Champions League, Europa League, and of course the championship of Ukraine. At the end of the year Olimpiysky hosted home matches of Vorskla and Shakhtar in UCHL and UEL.
In total, 22 football teams played on the field of the capital's arena in 2018, including "Lyon" and "Rennes" from France, representatives of EPL "Liverpool" and "Arsenal", "Real" Madrid, "Lazio", "Ajax", " Slavia "and" Yablonets ", "Astana "and AEK. Thebiggest UPL derby of Dynamo and Shakhtar, as always, became the main event of the football season in Ukraine. In total, 22 matches were played at the stadium with the presence of hundreds of thousands of fans.
5 running clubs have their practice at the NSC Olimpiyskiy and their participants take part in the biggest marathon competitions in Ukraine and abroad.
Place for business
In addition to sports events, the stadium hosted huge events organized by large business corporations, government companies, public and private companies. They held forums, organized conferences, business and informal meetings, corporate events on the territory of the arena. We are proud to have among our customers a large car manufacturer Mazda that organized Mazda family day, the IWCK with the annual Christmas charity Bazaar, the Creative Industries Forum and the Retail business expo. The professionals of various business areas discussed the latest trends in their professions at the NSC Olimpiyskiy. The Congress of Chefs, the Educational Fair, the World Congress of Ukrainians and the Cardiology Congress were held here. Also, for all those who wanted, a massive intellectual game was organized in the bowl of the stadium, where more than 1000 players determined the most intelligent.
This year was incredible, but we are totally sure 2019 will be even better! We invite everyone to visit our stadium and plunge into the unique atmosphere of the main arena of Ukraine. Order stadium tours and visit the renewed NSC History museum, organize business meetings or corporate parties in the heart of the capital, come to support your favorite team and enjoy the concerts of well-known performers! And many more surprises to come!
Happy New Year 2019!