Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland officially opened the PGE Arena in Gdansk on Saturday easing some fears that the country won’t be ready in time for next year’s tournament.
It is of four venues to be used in Poland for UEFA’s flagship competition – the others being Warsaw, Poznan and Wrocław.
Construction on the 44 thousand seater Arena began in 2008 and cost some 192 million euros. The venue will host three group matches and one quarterfinal.
The first official game to take place in the stadium is a polish topflight clash next Sunday between local club and future arena owners Lachia Gdansk and Cracovia Kraków.