Piłkarski Stadion Miejski w Stargardzie (Stadion Błękitnych Stargard)
|Clubs||KP Błękitni Stargard|
|Address||ul. Ceglana 1, 73-110 Stargard|
Stadion Błękitnych Stargard – stadium description
The main football stadium in Stargard is located in the north west of the city, within a complex of three pitches. While the secondary training field has floodlights for training purposes, the main stadium is yet to receive such system.
Following conversion to all-seater in 1990s, the stadium had to wait until 2014 for major infrastructural changes. Entirely rebuilt west stand is still rather modest with 444 covered seats, but has interesting shape and colour scheme, including a locomotive mural in the central part. Two years later, in 2016, all seats were replaced on the largest east stand, finally bringing the auditorium's colour to sky blue (Sky Blues is the translation of Błękitni).
The second mentioned intervention took place following the sensational advancement of Błękitni to the semifinal of the Polish Cup in 2015. In front of the home crowd they managed to beat favourites Lech Poznań 3:1 but were knocked out in extra time of the second leg. Still, that cup run remains Błękitni's biggest success to date. Also, the semifinal attendance of 2,500 is the highest recorded turnout since the 2014-2016 redevelopments.
The stadium has a rather unusual layout. While it has four independent grandstands, they're located on three sides only. Two identical structures were erected behind the south end. With insufficient demand, one of them has been closed entirely, while the other serves as the stadium's away section.