If you want to see our fans and hear how they support their team Zarya, come to any soccer match when our local team plays with other teams of the Premier League.
I remember attending a soccer match with my VT friend Michael when our team won a match. It was great to see the match! This is also a good place to meet your old friends and to hear and learn some of the versatile local dialect and phrases people use when they are happy or not...
Equipment: newly refurbished stadium
The city soccer team Zarya (Dawn) used to play in the first league. Due to a new composition of the team: only two guys are local, all the rest are legionaires, our city team won the last championship in the first league and entered the highest league. Now it plays better with the legionaires.
Its task now is to remain in the highest league where it still occupies the 14th or the 15th place out of 18.
It's no joke to play with such titans of soccer as "Shaktar" Donetsk, "Dnipro", "Dinamo" Kiev, and others.
The team won every fifth match, played a draw in every third match and lost more than 10 scores before.
I remember when Zarya played with Carpathians-2 in early June 2004, there were 11,000 spectators at the local stadium. You should have seen and heard them cheer and support their local team then!
The entrance tickets to the Vanguard stadium to a soccer match costs 5 UAH ($1).
Equipment: Refurbished stadium
For inquiries please call 53 41 04 or 53 41 83 to know about the forthcoming sports events in the city.
You can either attend a soccer match at our central stadium called Vanguard (30,000 seats) and located in Oboronnaya (Defense) Street or go to any University where different sports competitions are often held such as mini-soccer competitions, volleyball, basketball, handball competitions and championships including republican competitions.
The stadium has recently been refurbished and looks very nice with its blue, white and yellow seats and soccer field with nice new grass.
You can also attend different concerts that are held here.
Russian and Ukrainian pop stars give concerts here.
Besides, different rallies and shows are often held here such as Independence Day and Miner's Day in August, Luhansk Region Day in early June and others.