Acting governor of the Kharkiv region Julia Svetlichnaya appealed to the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) with a proposal to hold the Ukraine Cup final at the stadium Metalist.
“Kharkiv is really a sports town. Therefore, I initiate the issue of holding the 2016/2017 cup final at the stadium. In the coming days we will hold talks with the head of FFU Andrey Pavelko and Sports Minister Igor Zhdanov. The letter with a proposal to hold football in Kharkiv was sent today,” wrote Svetlichnaya.
BACKGROUND: Commenting on the match Shakhtar – Dynamo, which was held on September 9, and gathered at the stadium Metalist 39,677 fans, Pavelko said the Federation considers Kharkiv as a venue for the preparatory collection of national football team. According to him, Kharkiv deserves a great football back here on a regular basis, to hold Ukrainian Cup final, and hold an open training of Ukrainian team.