Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 9:23 AM
This summer, the eyes of soccer fans around the world will be trained on Poland and Ukraine as the royalty of European football descends on the country for the European Championships. This will be the first time either country has hosted the tournament as they welcome fans from 16 competing nations, including world champions Spain, Germany, England and the Netherlands.
For those fans unable to attend but keen to sample what lies in store for the players and fans, we’ve captured the magic of the 8 stadiums with our Street View cars and trikes, to offer 360° street-level images of the grounds.
So now you can explore the NSC Olimpiyskiy (Olympic Stadium) in Kyiv -- which will play host for the tournament’s final -- in all its splendid detail:
And the famous National Stadium in Warsaw that will host the opening match:
And other stadia to be explored in Ukraine include the Donbass Arena, in Donetsk, the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv and the Arena Lviv. While in Poland you can visit Poznan, Gdansk and Wroclaw.
As a bonus, many of Poland and Ukraine’s tournament stadiums have also been modelled in amazing 3D detail, allowing fans to fly in and out of these fantastic sports venues. To access the 3D imagery simply turn on the 3D buildings layer in Google Earth or switch to Earth View in Google Maps, and zoom in to the chosen destination -- like this one in Poznan.
We encourage you to start exploring right away, whether from your PC or your mobile phone, and enjoy everything that Poland and the Ukraine have to offer as it gets ready for the tournament kick-off. Also remember to visit our Street View gallery to see other places around the world.