By mid-October the Poznan stadium will be decorated by Lech’s symbol, a locomotive. The campaign began several years ago.
TY51-183. That’s the full name of this 60-year-old locomotive that will decorate INEA Stadion from mid-October onwards. This historical engine will stand in front of Lech Poznan’s stadium as a symbol of the club’s railway-connected history.
The 130-ton machine was acquired from the Polish railway foundation (Fundacja PKP) and it took well over a year to fully renovate it.
In its legacy spot, the locomotive will stand on an artificial platform designed by Tracz Architekci. The platform is styled along former floodlights that decorated the old Lech stadium. Nicknamed “the swans”, the floodlight masts were known for their dynamism and this should also be visible in the bent platform of the new railroad-monument.