It seems like the city of Lublin has a new stadium plan every 3 months. Yesterday brand new renderings were presented and they're already outdated because the proposed location has changed...
It was September when we last covered the planned speedway stadium in Lublin. That initial rendering is already completely outdated as the concept of arched dome has been scrapped in favour of a tensile cable structure. But even those fresh images are out of date already out of date due to another shift in decision-making.
The city of Lublin has officially withdrawn its plan of building a speedway arena in the place of the existing one. There are two reasons for such shift. Firstly, spatial constraints of the existing stadium would make it extremely challenging to fit a modern oval venue.
Secondly, during reconstruction of the old stadium continuity of speedway in Lublin would be threatened. The city might reconfigure Arena Lublin for speedway but that cannot happen before 2021 (due to EU funding regulations) and would add PLN 20 million to the operation.
The city has thus opted to build a few hundred meters south-west of Arena Lublin, which means there will be two 15,000-seater stadiums along the same street, one oval and one rectangular. In order to enable construction, zoning plan has to be changed but this might happen as soon as Q1 of 2020.
The latest renders presented by the city showcase a stadium with permanent dome above the track, a typical tensile cable structure. Seating for 15,000 people would be divided into 10 zones with independent entry gates and plazas.
The stadium will likely host motorcycle speedway, supercross, carting, drifting and freestyle motocross, among other disciplines. Being the city's largest covered venue, it would also host congresses, fairs and concerts.