The NSC «Olimpiyskiy» - is a unique combination of a 90-year-old sports history of Ukraine, modern appearance and new world level technologies. This multifunctional sports arena is ready to host the football matches and athletics competitions of the highest level, as well as mass and corporate events. The NSC «Olimpiyskiy» - is something bigger than just a stadium. It is a place where the whole families can spend their leasure time, it is the center of sport and business activities in the very heart of Kyiv.
The stadium reconstruction of NSC "Olimpiyskiy" meant the construction of modern arena, the new symbol of EURO-2012 on the basis of the old structure. The project of reconstruction saved the existing authentic mound bottom tier and second tier reinforced concrete. Thus, the new stadium combined almost 90-year-old sports history of Ukraine, European experience and advanced technology.
"Olimpiyskiy" remained a versatile stadium - multifunctional sports arena to hold football matches and athletics competitions of international level, cultural entertainment and any other events.
Among all the sports arenas, prepared for the European Football Championship 2012, the NSC «Olimpiyskiy» - is the largest one - the total capacity of the stadium is 70 050 seats, 68 055 of which were used during the matches of UEFA Euro-2012.
The modern appearence of the stadium is created by the glass facade and canopy cover with translucent synthetic membrane, that covers 100% of the audience.
The stadium infrastructure meets the UEFA requirements for "Elite" class stadiums. It means arena has new security system, nessesary number of entrances to the stadium and ways of evacuation, surveillance system with monitors and video cameras, and the latest information technologies.
NSC "Olimpiyskiy" is considered to be the main stadium of the European Championship 2012. The stadium hosted the final match and closing ceremony.