Stadion Miejski w Łodzi (Stadion ŁKS-u Łódź)

Capacity4 994
4183 (Galera)
644 (Temporary B stand)
167 (VIP seats)
Country Poland
CityŁódź
ClubsŁódzki Klub Sportowy SSA
Nicknames Al. Unii Stadium
Floodlights 1300 lux
Construction 1924-1925
Inauguration 1925
Renovations 1935, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1964-1966, 1968-1970, 2011
Record attendance 45 000 (ŁKS Łódź - Polonia Bytom 0-0, 21.08.1971)
Owner City of Łódź
Address Aleja Unii Lubelskiej 2, 94-020 Łódź
Other under-soil heating, sports hall under main stand

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Description: Stadion ŁKS-u

First president of Lodz since Poland reclaimed independance announced in 1922 the will to build a sports complex for the developing ŁKS, a multi-discipline club that existed for over a decade and needed infrastructure. Part of the complex was the multi-use ground built in 1924-25.

Most important upgrade came in 1969-70. First a new main grandstand was erected. Apart from being one of the largest of its kind in the country back then it had an indoor hall for some 1,000 spectators under the football terracing. The hall served basketball and volleyball sections of the club for over 4 decades. Then in 1970 four large floodlight masts arrived. All this allowed ŁKS to gather some 45,000 people for an all-time high against Polonia Bytom in 1971.

After seats were installed in 1990's the stadium was slowly delapidating. In 2007 the club declined ownership and transferred the ground to the municipality which was the only entity able to finance any major refurbishments. In 2009 a design conest was held, but despite several interesting ideas, the plan for a new 30,000 ground was not implemented. Then in 2011 a new vision appeared - this time a smaller venue, of 16,500 seats, was to be built partly in the place of this one.

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