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Ukrainian Stadium is One Of Eastern Europe's Crown Jewels - Bleacher Report PR Newswire KYIV, Ukraine, July 18, 2012 KYIV, Ukraine, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bleacher Report named Donbass Arena stadium one of Eastern Europe's crown

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Ukrainian Stadium is One Of Eastern Europe's Crown Jewels - Bleacher Report
PR Newswire KYIV, Ukraine, July 18, 2012
KYIV, Ukraine,July 18, 2012/PRNewswire/ --Bleacher ReportnamedDonbass Arenastadium one ofEastern Europe'scrown jewels, featuring it on the Power-Ranking of the World Football's 50 Best Stadiums. In fact, the American sports media network put two Ukrainian football venues on its list, with the second one beingOlimpiyskyi Stadium, located inUkraine'scapitalKyiv. Singaporean stadiumThe Floatopens the Power-Ranking byBleacher Report. It is the only venue in the world equipped with pitch which is surrounded by water. Other venues that made it to the list includeSweden'smost known stadium th Rasunda(number 4 on the list), GreekGeorgios Karaiskakis(6 position, opened in 1896),Johannesburg'sFNB Stadium(number 33), and Uruguayan Estadio Centenario(number 48) - the only stadium honored by FIFA as a monument of the game. th Ukrainian stadiumDonbass Arenaspot on the list. "With an ever-takes the 16 improving club hosted by the venue, it is certain to continue to be recognized throughout the world," writes the author of theBleacher Reportfeature, columnist Thomas Atzenhoffer. The stadium in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk had a chance to live up to the praise onJune 15, 2012. Five minutes into the match betweenEURO 2012 contestants - French and Ukrainian national teams the referee Bjorn Kuipers took the players off the field due to severe thunderstorm. This is when ultramodern drainage systems helped rapidly dry out the field, allowing to resume the match 57 minutes later. Donbass Arenais followed on theBleacher Reportlist byRussia'slargest stadiumLuzhniki. A little further down the line isKyiv'sOlimpiyskyi Stadium- at number 21. Opened in 1923, it was originally namedRedand later -Republican, the venue took its current name from the Summer Olympic Games the stadium hosted in 1980. Renovated in 2011,Olimpiyskyihas been equipped with most recent technological advancements, including fire-resistant seats and largest inUkraineLED screens. Notably, both Ukrainian stadiums featured in theBleacher Reportjust finished hostingEURO 2012- the European football championship. AnotherEURO 2012 host stadium on theBleacher Reportlist is theNational StadiuminWarsaw, Poland. It is ranked number 23. The famousWembley StadiuminLondoncloses the list.