Luzhniki fight for the Champions League final

Luzhniki fight for the Champions League finalThe largest stadium in Russia can take the Champions League final.Moscow stadium 'Luzhniki' was included in the final five football arenas, fighting for the holding of finals of the most prestigious European Champions League in 2008 and 2009. Dp.ru talks about the advantages and disadvantages of all competitors 'Luzhniki'.According to the Union of European football associations (UEFA), published on the official website of the organization, conducting the final claim five football arenas.Competitors Moscow stadium Berlin are 'Olympiastadion', Seville arena 'the Estadio Olimpico', reconstructed London 'Wembley', and 'Olympic stadium' in Rome.The final selection will be made at the meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in October 2006 in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. Football officials will make a decision based on the evaluation criteria such as the capacity and infrastructure of the stadium, having good communications with the city center and the airport, the accommodation of guests of the match, as well as technical capability maximize the coverage of the match broadcast.'Luzhniki' (Moscow, Russia)In the asset 'Luzhniki' - final of the UEFA 1998/99. Moscow arena can accommodate 84 745 is the largest stadium in Russia. 'Luzhniki' already fought for the final of the most prestigious club competition of the season 2005/2006, but lost to the Paris stadium 'Stade de France'.In 1998 the Grand sports arena of the sports complex 'Luzhniki' the Commission's decision, UEFA has received the status of a five-star stadium. Just before that, the stadium was renovated. Also in the sports complex 'Luzhniki' was planned to spend most of the competition, when Moscow was preparing to become the capital of the Olympic games-2012.'Wembley' (London, England)At the legendary arena in the capital of England was held five finals of the European Cup and the decisive match of the European Championship in 1966. In 2000, the stadium was closed for renovations until 2007. After reconstruction 'Wembley' will seat 90 thousand people.According to sports experts, 'Wembley' is one of the strongest candidates to host the UEFA Champions League final 2009. The commissioning of the stadium was delayed several times already. In the original plan the reconstruction of the stadium was to be completed by the end of January 2006. However, the contractor for the reconstruction of the Multiplex company failed and moved the target deadline of 31 March 2006.At the end of March again, it turned out that before the end of the work is still far, however, the new date for the opening of the stadium is still not clear, although in Multiplex say that this will happen in 2007. In addition, by the end of 2005 the actual renovation costs exceeded estimates by 75 million pounds (nearly $132 million). In this regard, resigned founder Multiplex John Roberts. Initially, the budget repair new stadium was $ 575 million pounds.'Olympic stadium' (Berlin, Germany)Arena for up to 66 thousand people, has hosted the final of the world Cup 2006. Especially before the world Cup for the modernization of the stadium was spent, the amount of 290 million euros. Football commentators, leading the coverage of the matches of the 2006 world Cup have repeatedly noted the excellent infrastructure, the beauty and comfort of this stadium.'The Estadio Olimpico' (Sevilla, Spain)In this stadium, capacity of 55 thousand spectators, holds its matches the current UEFA Cup winners 'Sevilla'. Here took place the decisive match of the UEFA Cup in 2003.'Olympic stadium' (Rome, Italy)Roman 'Olympia', opened in 1953, has hosted three finals of the European Champions Cup. In addition, the stadium hosted sostajanija Olympic games-1960 and the final of the world Cup 1990. The arena seats more than 82 thousand spectators. This stadium was opened with the expectation of future Olympic games that Rome was taken in 1960 (it's not only football, but also athletic arena). The FIFA world Cup held in Italy in 1990, 'Olympia' was reconstructed.'The last time an international football organization in favour of competition of this level were carried out not only natural, but artificial pitches - and it also can increase the chances of 'Luzhniki' get the Champions League final in 2008 or 2009, " says a spokesman for the Russian football Union Andrew Malacolog. - About a month ago in Moscow came Commission UEFA, and we made a serious presentation of the sports complex, and in General, and this presentation was made to members of the Commission had a very good feeling'.www.dp.ru.



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