Stadion Miejski w Sędziszowie Małopolskim
|Clubs||MLKS Lechia Sędziszów Małopolski|
|Cost||PLN 1.55 million|
|Address||ul. Sportowa 32, 39-120 Sędziszów Małopolski|
Stadion Lechii Sędziszów – stadium description
Though local team Lechia never managed to shine on national stage, the Subcarpathian club has quite a history. Established in 1914 and with first football game reported in 1923, the side has already had 5 stadiums. The significant number of relocation was largely caused by WWII, which forced changes in use of football fields.
Construction of this final stadium began already in 1960s and yet it wasn't opened until 1981. There were a fair few reasons for such state. It was created on wetland, 25 private owners needed to agree terms on land swap/sale to run an access road and resources were also limited. But when it finally welcomed athletes, it offered a rare treat – small hotel built for them.
Though Lechia's heyday ended after withdrawal of local industrial partner in early 1990s, the team managed to draw the country's greatest legends both for league games and friendlies. Most notably, Lechia managed to score against Legia Warszawa in 1989, a goal highly celebrated despite Legia scoring 7. In 2014 Wisła Kraków came to celebrate Lechia's centenary.
Current shape of the stadium is owed to major revamps in 2000s. In 2008 a brand new steel grandstand was built, a year later received its shed-like cover. A pavilion with changing rooms and weightlifting facilities (in this discipline Lechia is nationally recognised) was also added, suplementing the existing facilities.