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In Kiev decided to upgrade the stadium with a legendary history

В Киеве решили обновить стадион с легендарной историейIn Kiev will update the legendary stadium “Start”.

In Kiev there is a lot of old stadiums with the legendary history, but with the dilapidated bleachers. One of them is the “Start” stadium, which is located in the Shevchenko district of Kiev. The city authorities promise to renew it in 2019.

The stadium is located between Lukyanovka and Shulyavka. Opened it in the 1930-ies, as the stadium of the defense plant and it was called “Zenith”. He later became “Avant-garde”. And in 1981, in honor of the football team got its present name – “the Start”. The informant decided to show what it looks like a legendary place from the heights and tell what it is famous for.

The match between football teams “Start” and the German”Flakelf” played in 1942 in Kiev at the stadium “Start” in the midst of the Second World war, became one of the most tragic in the history of football. Legend has it that before, August 9, in the locker room of Kiev and included a German officer and, under the threat of the camps and execution, demanded “to organize the defeat.”

In fact, the match was not one but as many as ten different teams against the Nazis or their henchmen. Most of the matches were held at the stadium “Zenith” ( now – Start). And all of them were won by our players, many with the devastating account. In the end, 16 August 1942, Kiev won the last victory, and already 18 August, almost the entire crew was arrested. Players taken in the syretsky concentration camp. Some of them later managed to escape, but four people the Nazis killed. The myth about this match after the Soviet collapse has been debunked, but the legend of the Kiev football players who stood up to the German occupiers, and the cost of living, continues to live.

The mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitschko said that the authorities plan to restore and open the stadium “Start” once the government transfers the facility from state ownership to the ownership of the community. In February, 2017 of the Supreme economic court of Ukraine made final decision to return to the communal property of the capital of the land of the stadium, which in 2010 was allocated for construction of the residential complex. In September of the same year, the Kyiv city Council has created the enterprise “Sports complex “Start””. Its development has allocated 10 million hryvnia.

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