Donbass Arena or Donbas Arena was a stadium with a natural grass pitch in Donetsk, Ukraine (under occupation by the Donetsk People’s Republic) that opened on 29 August 2009. The facility is located in the center of the city, in the Lenin Comsomol park. With a capacity of 52,518 spectators, the stadium used to host FC Shakhtar Donetsk matches and also hosted some matches of Euro 2012. The final cost of construction for Donbass Arena was $400M. The stadium has been unused and closed to the public since May 2014, due to the War in Donbass.
The name of the stadium represents the simplified and shortened name of the Donets Basin – huge industrial region of Donbas, hence – Donbas (in Ukrainian language: Донецький басейн or Донбас).