Arena Lviv is a football-only stadium in Lviv, Ukraine. It is one of the eight UEFA Euro 2012 venues, where it will host three of the group-stage games. According to the official project, the stadium has an all-seated capacity of 34,915. It will also be the new home ground of FC Karpaty Lviv from 10 December 2011. Construction work began on November 20, 2008 and was completed by October 2011. The opening ceremony took place on 29 October, with a vast theatrical production dedicated to the history of Lviv. The first football match at the stadium was played on 15 November 2011, between Ukraine and Austria, ending 2–1.
The stadium's final name is yet to be announced. Lemberg stadium, the name of Lviv in German, is only one of the considered names. The mayor of Lviv city Andriy Sadovy stated that there is still a whole year to find the name for the stadium. According to the local internet news media zaxid.net, the mayor explained that for ethical reasons he will not disclose those propositions which are scheduled to be announced during an auction where the name of stadium will be sold. He also noted that the name will be discussed with the local Oblast administration and the National agency in preparation for Euro 2012.
The original project architect was the Hochtief Construction which finished the Dnipro Arena. They made the presentation of their project on May 21, 2007 and introduced the name of Lemberg. The original capacity of the stadium was planned to be 32,000 with a total cost of 70.4 million euros. The stadium was planned to be erected prior to 2010.
Ukraina Stadium is also one of the main alternative stadiums of the Ukrainian national football team. Another major stadium in Lviv is the SKA Stadium. Both Ukraina and SKA are located in much closer proximity to the centre of Lviv than Arena Lviv. The stadium is one of the venues for the UEFA Euro 2012. Three group B matches are to be played there (with the other matches in that group played at Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv).