Parts of the main Kyiv streets of Khreshchatyk, Instytutska and Taras Shevchenko Boulevard have been shut down since May 28 to create an official UEFA Euro 2012 fan zone.
The streets are going to be shut for automobile traffic through July 7.
After all the construction work is done, the official UEFA fan zone will look like a campsite in downtown Kyiv, with a giant European flat TV screen of 16x12 meters, lots of information and cafes in tents.
A VIP ticket to the official fan zone will cost up to Hr 1,200 per day and include broadcasting of all the Euro 2012 matches of the day, an entertainment program and even the daily buffet.
Organizers of the fan zone say these official fan spots in all four host cities -- Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv and Donetsk -- will be the hottest spots of the championship.
“The uniqueness of Kyiv fan zone atmosphere will be supported by the places it is organized at – at the country's main square,” says Vilen Matveev, an official of the fan zone in Kyiv and Kharkiv. “Maidan Nezalezhnosti is the real center of Ukraine, a magnet, which will attract all the positive emotions during the time of football championship,” he says.
(Photos by Ganna Bernyk)