Stadion Lekkoatletyczny w Kielcach
|196 (Covered seats)|
|1,791 (North stand)|
|928 (West stand)|
|1,773 (South stand)|
|Address||ul. Leszka Drogosza 1, 25-093 Kielce|
Stadion Lekkoatletyczny w Kielcach – stadium description
The municipal athletic stadium in Kielce is located within the main cluster of sports venues, between the city's indoor arena in the west and old stadium of Korona Kielce in the south east. It was built in 1989 for the National Youth Spartakiad. Its horseshoe auditorium is open to the west (where a hotel was built) and divided into three separate stands, all based on landfill.
Due to its scale, the stadium also hosted the Polish Athletics Championships (1991, 1993), as well as its youth equivalent, and the Janusz Kusociński Memorial of 1993. Used on a regular basis by KKS Kielce, it also has an episode connected to pope John Paul II, whose helicopter landed here during the 1991 visit – an event commemorated with a plaque.
In 2002 the stadium was taken over by the city of Kielce, who funded its 2003-04 redevelopment. It was then that the current 8-lane running track was installed. Then in 2013 all benches were replaced with individual seats.