Dynamo Stadium named after Valeri Lobanovsky is a football stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. It is currently used for football matches, and is the home of FC Dynamo Kyiv. The stadium holds 16,873 people, and was built in 1934 - taking its current name in 2002 when it was renamed in honour of the former Dynamo Kyiv and USSR national football team coach Valery Lobanovsky, who died on 15 May that year, aged 63. A reconstruction plan has been approved to increase the number of seats to 30,000, and to add a roof over the stand. The stadium is currently used for most domestic games and European games.

In 1971, near the stadium is set a monument for the Dynamo players involved in the game known as The Death Match and to the players dead in the World War II. The sculpture is in form of stele on which are carved figures of four players, using high relief. The architects, V. Bogdanovska and I. Maslenkov, are well known for projecting the stations of Kiev Metro. The sculptor was I. Gorovyi. The monument is located by the service entrance to the stadium, so many fans are unable to see it. On May 11, 2003, before the first anniversary of the death of Valeriy Lobanovskyi, a monument was opened. The famous coach is sitting on the trainer's bench and is watching a match. The pedestal is a large ball. The total weight is about 5 t. The monument was create by a group of nine people led by the architect Vasil Klimenko and the sculptor Vladimir Filatov . Sculpture is located between the stadium and the main entrance to the stadium.

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