Olympic National Sports Complex (NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium) in Kyiv was built on the threshold of the Olympic Games in 1980. Nowadays, after a precise reconstruction, it’s the second in size athletic arena in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The main part of the stadium is the football field, athletic racetracks and two-tiered tribunes for the spectators.
Preparing the NSC Olympic for UEFA Euro 2012
The modern history of the complex begins with its large-scale reconstruction, timed to coincide with the European Football Championship 2012. Despite the somewhat outdated layout, the national sports complex is excellently suited for football matches and for concerts of popular music performers.
After the renovation works the arena is a perfect place to hold various types of cultural events. Its peculiar acoustic characteristics will amaze any audience. This arena is famous for being the home ground of the Kyiv football team Dynamo. It attracts plenty of tourists from all over the world, and it doesn’t surprise us that two of the most prestigious hotels in Kyiv - Park Inn by Radisson and Royal Olimpic are located next to the stadium.
The NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium can boast of a new highly developed infrastructure which it gained after the renovation. The total spaciousness of the stadium is around 70 thousand people. The arena is situated in the very center of Kyiv, close to the metro and stops of public transport.
The Construction of the Olympic National Sports Complex
This stadium is worth visiting not only by the sports fans but all the guests of Kyiv interested in architectural attractions. Such a unique large-scale construction is one of the symbols of the Ukrainian capital. The layout of the stadium allows enjoying the show or the match with the same level of comfort from any spot.
Besides average sectors, there are special VIP-lounge rooms and specially equipped places for people with disabilities. The huge shed protects all the spectators’ tribunes. Thus, neither a pouring rain nor the sun won’t prevent you from fully enjoying your visit to the stadium. You’ll get maximum of pleasant emotions no matter what the weather outside is.
How to visit the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium?
The entry price depends directly on the type of the event you are planning to attend. Anyone can visit the arena, as the number of spectators’ tribune and spot also influences the price. There are also special tourist tours held during which you can see the NSC, not like a random passive spectator. This tour will give you a chance to have an excursion around the arena, visit the locker-room of the football players and other service rooms which are typically closed during the time of the events.
The tours to the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium are organized daily at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00 (except for the days when the match or any other event is being held).
The duration of the tour is 1 hour.
adults - 100 UAH. (for groups of 15 people and more - 80 UAH/person);
kids, schoolchildren, and students - 50 UAH. (for groups of 15 people and more - 40 UAH/person).
*The price includes the visit to the History Museum of the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.
To order the tour use the following phone numbers:
+38 044 590 66 96
+38 044 590 66 95
+38 067 323 40 49
+380 63 900 47 49 (Viber/Whatsapp/Telegram)
Address: 55 Velyka Vasylkivska Street, Kyiv.
If you visit a football match or a concert and are looking for cheap accommodation options, consider booking a hostel in Kyiv. The price per one night starts at a fair price of 130 UAH for a bed. In case this is your first time in Kyiv, we highly recommend you visiting one of the most symbolic attractions in the city - the Golden Gates of Kyiv.
NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on Kiev map