With largest stadiums already built ahead of Euro 2012, works in smaller cities are still under way to improve sports infrastructure. Lublin and Tychy are two latest addition to the process as construction is about to start in both cities.
Deal to build a new stadium for Tychy was signed yesterday. The venue is expected to hold 15,300 people, a decrease from original 18,000+ capacity when plans were first introduced in 2010. Since then the city had to cancel two tenders and downscale the concept, as offers by construction companies proved too expensive.
Finally, third tender brought a deal close to Tychy municipality expectations. Estimated budget of PLN 120 million (€30m, $38m) had to be increased to nearly 129 million, but difference of this sort was accepted.
Yesterday general contractor Mostostal Warszawa signed their contract and expect to start works in early 2013. First task is to demolish the existing municipal stadium, but that shouldn't be a major challenge with stands being erected on artificial land slopes.
No demolition will be necessary in Lublin, where the new 15,500-seater is to stand on an empty plot. But that city also suffered from significant delays in recent months, receiving planning permission for preparatory works just today. General contractors Budimex estimate to start construction on December 20 as they're currently bringing machinery onto the site.
Permission for the construction itself is expected by the end of the year and we should see first concrete prefabs on site in mid-February. The ground's skeleton is to be ready by late 2013 with early 2014 seeing installations and equipment delivered.