Arena Lviv is a football stadium named after the Western city it is located in, and is home to local side FC Karpaty Lviv. For the 2014 season the ground will also be used by FC Shakhtar and FC Metalurh Donetsk due to ongoing conflict in their home city.
Karpaty Lviv Stadium Guide
|Address:||Halych district, Lviv|
Ukraina Stadium History
Ukraina Stadium is a multi-purpose sports venue which first opened on the 18th August 1963 with a football match between Karpaty Lviv and Lithuanian visitors FK Žalgiris which the home side lost by a single goal to nil. Used primarily for football matches since opening , the stadium took three years to build with numerous local companies contributing to the construction, with the project managed by the local Communist Party Secretary, Vasyl Mazur.
Originally known as the Druzhba Stadium which means “Friendship”, the capacity of the stadium peaked during the 1970s when Karpaty Lviv hosted Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv in matches of the Soviet Top League. An estimated 51,000 fans crammed into the municipally owned stadium, with 50,000 fans also attending an exhibition match against Brazilian side Palmeiras during the first half of the decade.
During the 1990s the ground was renovated in preparation for the club’s participation in the 1999-2000 UEFA Cup with the capacity reduced to 28,051 all seating as to comply with the European competition’s more stringent stadium safety legalisation. Karpaty Lviv sadly failed to progress past the first round losing to Swedish Side Helsingborg on penalties but made the group stages of the Europa League in the 2010-2011 season.
After defeating Galatasary against all odds in the play-off match, the club were drawn against three more European Giants in the Group Stages of the tournament. The Stadium which was renamed the Ukrainia Stadium in 1990 by the club’s president, Karol Miklosz hosted PSG, Sevilla and most memorable of all, Borussia Dortmund, who defeated Karpaty 4-3 in a thrilling encounter.
Ukraina Stadium Seating Plan
How to get to Ukraina Stadium
Where is Ukraina Stadium?
The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Ukraina Stadium?
Ukrainian side Karpaty Lviv play their home matches at Ukraina Stadium.
What is the capacity of Ukraina Stadium?
As of 2023 Ukraina Stadium has an official seating capacity of 34,915 for Football matches.
When was Ukraina Stadium opened?
Ukraina Stadium officially opened in 1963 and is home to Karpaty Lviv
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Ukraina Stadium in 2023. Please visit the official website of Karpaty Lviv for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.