EURO 2012 consortia deal

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The teams that will build 2012 UEFA European Football Championship stadia in Warsaw and Wroclaw have been unveiled, days before UEFA announces which cities will host the championships.

The National Stadium in Warsaw will be built by Alpine Bau, Hudrobudowa and PBG in a contract worth 1. 25bn zlotys (284m Euros). The stadium will be constructed by Polish and German branches of the Austrian Alpine Bau and two other Polish companies–Hydrobudowa and PBG. The consortium is set to employ 1, 200 people to complete the project. The stadium will have 55, 000 seats and will be ready by May 2011, one year before EURO 2012 starts. Alpine Bau will build two other venues for EURO 2012 – in Gdansk and Poznan. Meanwhile, a consortium of Polish, Spanish and Greek companies has been chosen to build the EURO 2012 stadium in Wroclaw. Mostostal Warszawa, Spain's Acciona (Polska) and Greece's J&P Avax will build the 40, 000 stadium in a contract worth 170m Euros. The plans include a sports centre and swimming pool, tennis courts and even a shooting range. Wroclaw, alongside Warsaw Poznan, Krakow, Chorzow and Gdansk are all expected to host games for the 2012 UEFA championship which Poland is co–hosting with Ukraine. The UEFA Committee will announce which winning cities will taking part in the event on 12 and 13 May 2009.

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