Central Europe: Modernisation of a unique athletic stadium underway

source: StadiumDB.com; author: Kuba Kowalski

Central Europe: Modernisation of a unique athletic stadium underway In the early months of the year, work was already underway on the construction of Skra Warsaw's new stadium. The start of this long-awaited investment is, according to the Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, a "historic day" for the community. What exactly will be built?


No modernisation for years

The current Stadion RKS Skra was built between 1948 and 1953 during the reconstruction of Warsaw after the war. It stood almost on the same site as the original facility, which was erected in 1934. At that time, it was hosted by Warszawianka. After the war, the facility passed into the use of Skra Warsaw, which lost the rights to it in 2015. Even then, the stadium was in need of a major revitalisation, but all attempts at renovation failed.

Fans are keenly interested in the new stadium, especially as the first months of the year in Poland were a pre-election time when many sports facilities are promised. However, a sports centre in Warsaw will also be able to serve the capital's community. Not every resident is a fan of spending time outdoors, so many prefer to opt for online entertainment such as CasinoFieber, which offers gaming enthusiasts a comprehensive insight into the world of online casinos.

Stadium RKS Skra Warszawa© Robert.danieluk (CC BY-SA 4.0)

IAAF athletics competitions also in Warsaw?

Now, however, Stadion RKS Skra can regain its former glory. The old stadium will be replaced by a new one with a capacity of around 25,000 and its stands will be covered. The facility will be athletics-specific and is expected to be IAAF Category II, allowing championship athletics events to be held.

The investment will also include a multi-purpose sports hall, which is primarily intended to serve players and fans of volleyball and basketball. The venue will be able to host Polish championships in both these disciplines.

One year to go until completion of the first stage

A consortium of Tamex Obiekty Sportowe and Gardenia Sport will be responsible for the first phase of the revitalisation of the complex. Construction work should be completed in December 2024. If everything goes according to plan, the official opening of this part of the investment will take place in spring 2025.

At that time, a training stadium with landscaping, facilities and stands, throwing areas and a rugby pitch will be available for use. The rest of the site, which is a public area open to the Pole Mokotowskie park, will feature a park and sports zone for recreational athletics.

A modern sports hall and athletics stadium will be built as part of the second stage of the modernisation of the sports centre. The Warsaw authorities have announced the results of the competition for the architectural and construction concept for both facilities. The winner was the work of the studio Bujnowski Architekci and ATJ Architekci.

Design of RKS Skra Warszawa Stadium© Bujnowski Architekci, ATJ Architekci