|Target capacity||54 447|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Cost||PLN 650 million|
|Construction||2009 - 07.2017|
|Contractor||Mostostal Zabrze, Hochtief Polska|
Poland: Symbolic end at Śląski, but construction continues
The 54,000-seat giant in Chorzów is theoretically ready for use, if you believe the fire department and construction suprvisors. But in reality work goes on. And on. And on.
Poland: Śląski slowly rising to glory (?) again
After years of delay it finally looks almost complete. In just over a month the Silesian giant in Chorzów will be delivered, ending the 8-year torment of reconsturction.
Poland: Six shades of blue in Chorzów
Installation of seats marks one of the last major steps before Poland’s 2nd largest stadium is reopened. But the future seems blue just like its seats…
Poland: Stadion Śląski to have LED cladding
The 54,000-capacity stadium in Upper Silesia is expected to be enveloped with LED lighting. This way it may generate additional revenue and… avoid higher taxation.
Poland: Śląski a strong candidate for white elephant?
It may be Poland’s most historic large stadium, but Stadion Śląski is about to face major challenges when it reopens next year. Sports marketing expert suggest the risk of it becoming a white elephant is high.
Poland: Śląski more expensive, but on time
Poland’s longest ongoing stadium project will cost no less than PLN 650 million, almost doubling the original planned budget. At least the deadline of July 2017 seems to be safe.
Poland: Chorzów may have the biggest and… most mutilated stadium
Regional authorities in Chorzów are considering further expanding Stadion Śląski to make it Poland’s largest and maybe even hold a Champions League final. But for now it’s painful to look at after prison fence surrounded it.
Poland: Plans to reduce future losses in Chorzów
The 55,000-capacity Stadion Śląski is likely to generate up to $3 million loss annually after it reopens in 2017. With new measures the loss might be reduced by 40% or more. But at a price.
Poland: Unlucky roof delivered safely
After disastrous burst in 2011, finally the new cable roof of Stadion Śląski is hanging in place. Some works are still left on what’s Europe’s largest roof of its kind.
Poland: What future awaits the unwanted giant?
Stadion Śląski has the misfortune of being in progress for years, falling behind an entire wave of new Polish stadia. Now the big question is: what to do with it when it finally opens…
Poland: Delayed giant possibly set back again
As if Stadion Śląski wasn’t flooded with issues already, it turns out reopening in early 2017 may be impossible. For a project launched back in 1995 this seems like too much.
Poland: Chorzów giant finally back on track
Looking at the progress at Stadion Śląski one may breath with relief that the “Cauldron of witches” is finally getting closer to reopening. Roof structure is hovering over nearly all stands.
Poland: Big lift ends successfully in Chorzów
After four years of delays and preparations, the last two weeks brought a major milestone at Stadion Śląski. The 55,200-capacity stadium is on its way for delivery, but not quite yet.
Poland: Crucial lift begins at the Chorzów giant
Last time it ended in disaster. Now contractors and taxpayers cross their fingers for everything to go smoothly. Stadion Śląski is getting its roof lifted.
Poland: Big lift in Chorzów to begin again soon
Work is in full swing – that’s one thing we weren’t able to say about Stadion Śląski for a long time. The 55,000-capacity giant is again a construction site after nearly 4 years of deadlock.
Poland: Chorzów stadium back on agenda
Local elections and pressure of supporters brought a major change for Chorzów. This Polish city returns to the idea of building a modern football stadium after a year of setback.
Poland: Contract for Stadion Śląski signed
One of Europe’s largest unfinished stadiums will finally see works restart next week. The Silesian Voivodeship contracted German company Pfeifer for the job.
Poland: New tender to finish abandoned giant in Chorzów
The construction site of 55,000-capacity stadium in southern Poland has been abandoned since June 2013. Recent weeks saw previous contractors negotiate terms of finishing the halted work. As talks fell through, new tender will be announced soon.
Poland: No new stadium for Chorzów, change of plans
Somewhat unexpected decision came from the Chorzów city council vote today, putting the planned new stadium for 14-time Polish champions back on the shelf. Ruch Chorzów will instead move to the 55,000-capacity Stadion Śląski, becoming its anchor tenant.
Euro 2020: All you need to know about interested countries
Or, in other words, all we were able to find digging a lot deeper than just the brief info released by UEFA. It took us a while, but this is – according to our knowledge – the most comprehensive analysis of Euro 2020 potential bids.