Arena Lublin isn’t under construction any more. Crews left the site while handover procedures begin. Once all permissions are in place, the stadium will be able to open on September 13.
On July 31 the new stadium in Lublin was officially delivered by Budimex. The contractor has since been removing equipment and workers from the site, finalizing the project as predicted. Although the deadline was earlier shifted from June 30 to July 31, such delay is very modest for projects of this kind in Poland.
Now handover procedures were launched by municipal officers, who are checking all the infrastructure’s accordance with documentation. This should take until late August. Also the health inspectors and construction supervision have to greenlight the stadium in order to host any mass events.
All the proceedings should not take more than a month and planned opening on September 13 seems safe. The city has announced a concert to take place on that night, but details are yet to be revealed. On Sept 21 Arena Lublin will be part of a science fair, while on October 9 the first game will take place, seeing Polish and Italian U20 national teams face each other.
The new stadium can seat over 15,000 people and cost PLN 140 million (€34m / $45m).