Stadion Lekkoatletyczny w Barcinie
|Clubs||LKS Dąb Barcin|
|Inauguration||17/10/2015 (Dąb Barcin – Mień Lipno, 3-2)|
|Construction||01/2014 - 09/2015|
|Cost||PLN 12.5 million|
Stadion Lekkoatletyczny w Barcinie – stadium description
In terms of location, it’s one of a kind in Poland. The new multi-use stadium in Barcin was landscaped into a slope by series of terraces. The site proved very challenging, but there could be no other placement for the stadium if Barcin was to receive funding from the government (the building lies next to a school and will serve students). Eventually external funding constituted PLN 2.8 million of a total budget of PLN 12.5 million ($3.3m).
Construction was launched in early 2014 and was due to last until Spring of 2015. Unfortunately delays along the way (heavy rains caused landslide) only allowed opening in October. And even that was conditional, because the retaining walls still weren’t considered safe.
The stadium has one grandstand in the south, holding 672 people with very distinctive, but not entirely practical roof. It offers great view of the area north of the stadium. West end is occupied by a sports pavilion of 1,000 square meters, there’s also room for a concert stage, while the running track and artificial field are free for community use. More professional tenancy is held by local football club Dąb Barcin.