Stadion Miejski w Białymstoku (Stadion Jagiellonii)
|Target capacity||22 400|
|Current capacity||6 100|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Construction||07.06.2010 - 2014|
|Cost||254 mln zł|
|Design||APA Kuryłowicz & Associoates|
|Contractor||Eiffage Budownictwo Mitex / Hydrobudowa Polska / OHL|
Description: Stadion Miejski w Białymstoku
Winning design of APA Kuryłowicz has been chosen back in 2007, just as the formula of building two stands at a time. This way home team Jagiellonia may continue to host home fixtures despite ongoing work inside the ground.
First step was moving and slightly rotating the pitch to fit in the proposed configuration of future stands. Then in 2008 dismantling of the main stand and away section (west and south stands, respectively) began and construction of new double-tiered stands. French company Eiffage was chosen as general contractor after having offered 156 million zloty (€37m) for the whole ground (of which 107 million was to be granted by the European Union).
Unfortunately rumors of growing delays were confirmed in 2011, resulting in termination of the contract by both the municipality and contractor. Both sides went to court with their claims.
New tender in 2012 brought a much higher cost of finishing the ground at 254 million zloty (€66m), this time with Hydrobudowa and Spanish OHL as contractors. Due to bankruptcy of the first one, Spaniards took over and are to deliver the venue in 2014, with first two stands in 2013.
Poland: Białystok stadium (almost) delivered in time
Instead of two years it eventually took four to build it, but now the 22,400-capacity stadium is about to become the sixth largest in Polish top league. But first it needs to get all approvals from authorities.
Poland: Roof over Białystok stadium ready
Just over two months – this is how long (or short?) it took to deliver the primary roof structure over new 22,400-seater in Białystok. Entire stadium should be ready in mid-August.
Poland: Białystok roof to collapse or not to collapse?
This has been the question for weeks. Former contractor accused the design of severe flaws that may lead to tragedy. But no expertise confirms that the roof structure in Białystok could fall onto the stands.
New stadium: Stadion Miejski w Białymstoku
Though it's hardly ready overall, we decided to add it to our database now, because no elements of its predecessor are in use any more. Meanwhile, Saturday saw Jagiellonia's first game with two new stands. The rest should follow within a year!
Poland: First phase of Białystok stadium approved
Long overdue, first two stands of the Białystok new stadium were approved by the construction supervision and will see first spectators on Sunday. Now preparation for second phase of the project begins.
Poland: First phase of Bialystok new stadium finally delivered
Two stands that were due for completion in February and then late June are finally finished. Once all delivery procedures are done, contractor should begin demolition of remaining stands and rebuilding them to match the new ones.
Poland: Third deadline not met in Białystok
Today two stands of the new Białystok municipal stadium were to be delivered to the public investors. However, Spanish contractors didn't manage to meet their third deadline already, Gazeta.pl reports.
Poland: Bialystok stadium further delayed
The municipality and Spanish contractors agreed for a later delivery date. First two stands of the new stadium are to be ready by the end of June, though they were due… last week. Gazeta.pl reports.
Poland: Work in Bialystok to restart in 3 days
Final countdown – or at least Jagiellonia supporters hope it to be that. It seems all obstacles have been overcome and work on the new 22,000-seater is to restart this week, Sport.pl announces.
Poznan: Court announces Hydrobudowa and PBG’s bankruptcy
District Court of Poznan proclaimed one of the largest stadium contractors in Poland bankrupt. Now Hydrobudowa and mother company PBG have over 18,000 liabilities to pay off – Polish press agency PAP informs.
Poland: Work to resume in Białystok
Construction of a 22,400-seat stadium in north-eastern Poland came to a stop last year. Now that new contractor has been chosen, the ground should be ready within 21 months – 90Minut.pl reveals.