PARIS (AP) — The Latest on from soccer’s European Championship (all times local):
The roof of the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille will be closed when Russia plays Slovakia on Wednesday.
UEFA says a forecast for heavy rain prompted the decision to close the retractable roof before the 3 p.m. local time kickoff.
It’s not the first time a European Championship match will played indoors. Euro 2012 began in Warsaw with the National Stadium roof closed to protect the opening ceremony from a thunderstorm.
Poland coach Franciszek Smuda partly blamed “that sauna” for humid conditions after his team faded in the second half of a 1-1 draw with Greece that kicked off at 6 p.m.
The stadium in Lille previously hosted the 2014 Davis Cup final in tennis as an indoor venue.
Russia’s game against Slovakia in Lille on Wednesday is the first European Championship match not to sell all tickets.
UEFA says it has 1,100 tickets available in the top category at the 50,000-capacity Stade Pierre Mauroy.
The Category 1 tickets are listed for sale at 145 euros ($163).
The first 12 games at Euro 2016 sold all tickets available except for some seats in corporate hospitality boxes.
UEFA says it also has unsold seats for two matches in Lyon: 2,000 tickets for Ukraine vs. Northern Ireland on Thursday, and 1,000 for Romania vs. Albania on Sunday.
The total Euro 2016 capacity is 2.5 million for the 51 matches.