Stadion GOSiR w Gdyni (Stadion Arki)

Capacity15 139
Country Poland
CityGdynia
ClubsMZKS Arka Gdynia
Floodlights 2,000 lux
Inauguration 19/02/2011 (Arka Gdynia - Beroe Stara Zagora)
Construction 01/12/2009 - 01/2011
Cost PLN 78.4 million
Record attendance 14,029 (Arka Gdynia - Lechia Gdańsk, 30/10/2016)
Design Studio Projektowe SPAK
Contractor Budimex-Dromex

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Description: Stadion GOSiR w Gdyni

New stadium at Olimpijska St. was opened in Feb 2011, after a relatively short 14-month construction process. It came as replacement for the dilapidating ground, at which Arka spent the end of 20th and early years of 21st Century. Inauguration game was played against Beroe Stara Zagora of Bulgaria, Arka’s only rival in European competitions to date.

Initially planned to be opened in late 2010, the venue wasn’t done in time, but within budget. And it was a very modest one with not even 80m zloty (€20m). Low price resulted in what has often been described as low quality of the roof – it doesn’t cover all spectators and has numerous pillars supporting it and obstructing view. This came as result of both budget and plot constraints that disabled cantilever supports running through the exterior.

Built to meet all domestic regulations, it may also be used for European competitions, up to Champions League quarterfinals. 2,000 lux floodlights enable HD broadcast.

In 2012 it was used as training venue of Irish national team during Euro 2012.

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