Football club “Mariupol” renamed its stadium “Illichivets” in “the Stadium named after Vladimir Boyko” in honor of the former President of the club and the Mariupol metallurgical plant them. Ilyich (Metinvest group), Vladimir Boyko, who died in June 2015.

“A special place in the life of Vladimir Boyko held the football. His name is associated with the formation of “Illichivets”. Vladimir Semenovich has made an enormous contribution to the development of the child, the city and the Ukrainian football. Thanks to Boiko, the Mariupol emerged on the football map not only in Ukraine but also in Europe. Our city’s football team not only successfully acted in the Championships of Ukraine, but also sought the right to play in Europe”, – stated in the message on the club’s website on Wednesday.

Stadium “Mariupol” was built in 1956 and originally called “Innovator”. In 2001 it was reconstructed for the funds of the Mariupol metallurgical combine them. Lenin’s . Capacity – 12 680 spectators.

In 2004 the stadium hosted the match of the UEFA Cup. In the summer of 2009 at the stadium took place the match of Junior championship of Europe on football.