|672 (VIP seats)|
|78 (Press seats)|
|18 (Disabled seats)|
|990 (Away section)|
|Clubs||KGHM Zagłębie Lubin|
|Other names||Dialog Arena (2009-2012)|
|Inauguration||14.03.2009 (Zagłębie Lubin - Górnik Łęczna)|
|Contractor||konsorcjum PeBeKa - Hochtief|
|Cost||130 mln zł|
|Address||ul. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 98, 59-300 Lubin|
Description: Stadion Zagłębia
Zagłębie Lubin’s new stadium was initially planned to stand inside the old Stadion Ludowy, reaching a visual effect similar to the Zentralstadion in Leipzig. Eventually it was decided to tear down all land embankments of the old stands, leaving only the northwestern infrastructure building of the old stadium, standing to this day.
Construction works began in early 2008 when some of the old stands were still standing. The concrete prefab sections of new stadium, designed by German Mierzwa Architekten, were raising rapidly and allowed for three first stands to be ready by the end of 2008. Only the main grandstand with sports and office infrastructure underneath took more time, being fully operable in mid-2010.
What’s very rare in Poland, the stadium is entirely private and belongs to the tenant club. It was built by KGHM, the club owners and Polish largest copper supplier and Zagłębie’s owner. Since KGHM is a public company, some argue that it was still public money used in the project.
Similar issues arose around the stadium’s name. It was the first in Poland to see a naming rights deal, one with telecommunications provider Dialog. However, as Dialog also belonged to KGHM at that time, it’s not regarded as a regular naming rights contract.
Poland: Supporters design better law than the MPs
It’s not a joke, though we couldn’t believe it ourselves. Polish federation of football supporters announced their grassroots plan to amend current stadium safety legislation. In the best way possible.
Poland: Better access to domestic football
President Andrzej Duda signed new legislation regarding stadium safety in Poland. Clubs and league operators are preparing to welcome new fans who may have been discouraged before.
Poland: Euro 2012 stadiums hardy full
As Polish Ekstraklasa season ended, a sad image of two Euro 2012 stadiums filled in just over 30%, while third one barely made it over 50%. But the situation still seems to be improving overall for Polish football.
Poland: League authorities officially request better treatment of fans
In a statement published yesterday, Ekstraklasa SA informs it has officially addressed the parliamentary commission to change current legislation. Entering the stadium is more difficult nowadays than getting on an airplane.