Ukraine Prepares for Euro 2012 Fans

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Around 1 million football fans from around the world are expected to arrive in Ukraine for the Euro 2012 football championships. And the country is gearing up for the event. Our correspondents have more on the story.

Student dormitories will be used to house football fans that are coming for the Euro 2012 football championship game.

[Marina Rudneva, National Taras Shevchenko University]:
"There will be an entrance hall, mirror, shelf, clothes hanger. That's triple room. There will be three beds and a wardrobe."

Dorm number 19 of the National Taras Shevchenko University is ready to accept Euro-fans.

In a few days the furniture and bedding will be brought in.

[Anna Varavva, NTD correspondent]:
"It could take half a year to remodel a home, but now this dormitory with 226 rooms meets the standards of a three-star hotel."

During the game, there will be an information booth for tourists in the lobby.

[Vladimir Prokhorenko, Director of Campus]:
"We have the ability to attract graduate students. No matter who will be living here - the fans or the staff- the university is preparing a large number of students - linguists, who know a lot of different languages."

Living in such a room would cost about $46 U.S. per day.

20,000 Euro fans will settle in 19 Kyiv universities.

Some of them have yet to reach the standards of overseas visitors.

[Anton Matiyash, Director of Travel Company]:
"A quick check-out is the standard for hotels. There should be absolute cleanliness in the rooms and public areas. Bed linen must be changed at least once every three days and again right after the guests leave. Rooms must be cleaned daily."

In addition to the dormitories, visitors will be able to rent hotels, hostels and camping sites.

NTD News, Kiev, Ukraine