Euro 2012 : The National Stadium in Warsaw was officially opened on Sunday 29 January, 2012 with an inaugural concert of Polish rock bands.
Concerts of the stars, fireworks and big crowds inaugurated opening of the National Stadium in Warsaw. Five hours of music, 75 thousands of people, 3 tons of explosives and 450,000 watts in power are just a few numbers describing this great event.
After the concerts fireworks and music festival begun. Demonstration was implemented in two places around the stadium so that not only were visible around the stadium, but also from many points of Warsaw. It was one of the largest shows held throughout the city.
The National Stadium will be the main arena of the European football championships Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.
On 8 June, the stadium hosts the official Euro 2012 opening ceremony and match against Poland and Greece.
Beside Euro 2012 group stage matches, one quarter-final and one semi-final will be played there.
The National Stadium in Warsaw is a modern arena with the sliding roof, which is actually one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
It will be able to sit 58,000 of spectators. The construction costs more than €500 million.
It is the only Polish holding a closed stadium roof, so it becomes independent of the location of weather conditions not only for sports events. Inside the stadium’s parking lot for 450 buses and 4,000 cars.