Podkarpackie Centrum Lekkoatletyczne

Capacity9 500
Country Poland
CityRzeszów
ClubsResovia
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
Cost?
Construction2020 - ?
Design ZK Architekci
Design time 2011/2020

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Description: Podkarpackie Centrum Lekkoatletyczne

The idea of a new regional athletics centre at the Resovia grounds was brought up in 2010, resulting in the first concept being drawn in 2011. The plan foresees retaining the historical main stand, while replacing very low landfill on other sides with very substantial new auditorium.

Based on reinforced concrete, the new structures will offer vast training facilities beneath the seats. Training running track, indoor sports halls and numerous locker rooms are to be created, ensuring the stadium can also serve its purpose during winter. In warm weather the 7-lane main running track will be used, while Resovia's footballers will also enjoy a new, heated field.

Initial plan was to achieve a rather impressive (and unwaranted on a regular basis) capacity of 16,000 seats. Update from 2020 brought significant changes. On the one hand it includes a roof over majority of the seats, on the other – the capacity has been scaled down to 9,500.

Initial hopes were that a private investor would cover the cost of the entire project, in exchange for a permit for skyscrapers and a shopping centre. However, that plan fell through. Eventually, a three-side public investment was agreed, shared by the city, region and ministry of sports.

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