Stadion Miejski w Katowicach
|Design being implemented
|PLN 268 M ($ 65.3 M)
|2021 - 2024
Stadion Miejski w Katowicach – design description
The new municipal stadium in Katowice will be located south of the city, close to the highway exit, on the corner of two fairly obscure streets, Bocheńskiego and Dobrego Urobku. Large plot was selected due to the primary sports buildings being joined by 6 football training fields, with room left for additional development and parking.
Two conjoined sports venues will be at the heart of the development, both almost indistinquishable within a simple cuboid. Minimalistic in form, the complex will house a stadium for almost 15,000 people (east) and an indoor arena with up to 3,000 seats (west).
Vast majority of the floor space for both venues will be located on one side of the complex, while fans will be welcomed by a neutral colonnade, revealing yellowish interior, fitting the colours of GKS Katowice. Outline of the club's crest is also visible within the facades.
If needed in the future, the stadium will be available for easy expansion to 14,896 by adding a few more rows on top of the single-tiered seating bowl. This solution has already been proposed for several stadiums in Poland, notably of local rivals Ruch Chorzów and Zagłębie Sosnowiec.
Poland: New Stadium in Katowice takes shape
In October 2021, the symbolic first shovel was driven into the ground, marking the start of the construction of GKS Katowice's new facility. In addition to the football stadium on Załęska Hałda, a sports hall and training fields are also being built. How does the construction of the Katowice complex look two years after it began?
Poland: Stadium construction starts in Katowice
GKS fans can finally celebrate. On Thursday, October 14, a symbolic groundbreaking will take place on the site where a modern venue will be built in three years' time.
Poland: Katowice sign stadium construction contract
It’s been a looong wait for supporters of GKS Katowice, since the decision to build a new stadium was made 5 years ago. But now construction is about to begin beside the A4 highway.
Poland: Katowice ready to begin stadium construction
With planning permission granted, now the city council has also approved funding for the new stadium and attached sports centre in Katowice. Construction is set to begin in Q1 or Q2 of 2021.
Poland: Huge issue in Katowice as stadium cost doubles
Instead of planning permission by year end, scandal is brewing in Katowice, the latest Polish city to plan a brand new stadium. A poor quality media spectacle showed how both the city and architects made mistakes.