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More beds needed in Poland for Euro 2012

  • AFP, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:25 PM

2012 European Championship organizers in Poland are scrambling to ensure the four cities hosting games will be able to find accommodation for fans. University dorms and campsites are being considered to supplement hotels during the three-week tournament starting June 8 that Poland is co-hosting with Ukraine.

Organizers estimate 100,000 beds will be needed in the capital Warsaw and claim there are an estimated 101,000 available.

But, Barbara Tekieli, the director of Warsaw's tourism office, said, "There are around 33,000 beds, with about two-thirds of them in hotels."

Euro 2012 accommodation coordinator Rafal Rosiejak is urging universities to rent dorm rooms for ($55-69 dollars) per night. Poland's education ministry is proposing that students start their summer vacation several weeks early in 2012 in order to free up dorm rooms.

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