MUSEUM OF UEFA Euro 2012 OPENED AT KHARKIV PALACE HOTEL
The museum “Kharkiv-2012 — Forever” opened on the 1st floor of the hotel. The exhibition highlights a significant page in the history of our beloved city Kharkiv — football Championship UEFA Euro 2012.
The museum exhibits an exact copy of the main trophy wanted by the strongest football players of the continent — the UEFA Cup. It has been delivered directly from the Union of European Football Associations headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. By the means of interactive technologies and augmented reality, anyone can experience the matchday atmosphere at the stadium and the main infrastructure facilities. Historical photos and videos, tournament highlights are displayed for museum visitors. An interactive photo panel was installed in the hotel lobby, offering to take memorable pictures with Ukrainian football celebrities.
The museum has been officially opened by the president and owner of the DCH group, Alexander Yaroslavsky, on his 60th birthday. He noted: “Exactly 10 years ago our wonderful dream began to come true – to give Kharkiv the right hosting a prestigious international tournament. On December 5, 2009, the first match was held at the new Metalist stadium, and our faith in success gained tangible features. It had been a difficult and stressful period, though a powerful and fascinating challenge for all who put their efforts into the future of Kharkiv, its fundamental renewal. Kharkiv infrastructure serves the city and keeps developing, giving a fundament for the next breakthrough. I am sincerely grateful to everyone who believed in Kharkiv’s potential and actively supported our ambitious endeavor. ”
In 2007-12, Alexander Yaroslavsky was the general investor and coordinator of Kharkiv preparations for UEFA Euro 2012. His investments in the city infrastructure associated with the football Championship (Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv International Airport, training camp, volunteer center) exceeded $300 million.
Welcome to the interactive museum of UEFA Euro 2012 in Kharkiv!