Stadium construction for UEFA EURO 2012 has reached a major landmark after Municipal Stadium Poznan was unveiled to the world’s media.

The 43,000-seater venue is the first of four Polish venues for the prestigious football competition.

Over 30,000 people attended the official ceremony that included a concert by British rock star Sting backed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Other performers included Polish band Indios Bravos and singer Anna Maria Jopek.

Ryszard Grobelny, mayor of Poznan, said: "We showed that the stadium can be also a place for exciting cultural events."

The Municipal Stadium Poznan fulfils all UEFA requirements and boasts two 116m² screens, among the biggest in Poland, and a state-of-the-art sound system.

It will be home to KS Warta Poznań and KKS Lech Poznań, who will play the stadium's first match when they welcome FC Salzburg in the UEFA Europa League on 30 September.

Posted on 21/09/2010