Municipal authorities of Zaporizhzhia are planning to draw into the city investments for the 2012 European Football Championship.
City head Yevhen Kartashov proposed that Zaporizhzhia be viewed as a basis for training and accommodation of tourists during the European football finals.
He said he had studied in detail the experience of preparations for a football championship in Austria, one of the two co-hosts of EURO 2008, whose stadiums, hotels and roads were prepared 1.5 - 2 years before the start of the events. According to norms, the distance between populated localities where teams train and fans live cannot exceed 100 kilometers.
Kartashov's proposal met with interest at the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration, whose delegates visited Zaporizhzhia to look at its hotel infrastructure and development prospects.