Stadion Miejski w Katowicach
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Construction||2021 - 2023|
Description: Stadion Miejski w Katowicach
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 12,000 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 14,656 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.
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