Stadion Miejski w Białymstoku (Stadion Jagiellonii)
|23+23 (Disabled seats)|
|1,007 (Away section)|
|Clubs||Jagiellonia Białystok SSA|
|Inauguration||18/10/2014 (Jagiellonia - Pogoń Szczecin, 5-0)|
|Construction||07/06/2010 - 09/2014|
|Cost||PLN 226.2 million ?|
|Record attendance||21,196 (Jagiellonia Białystok - Pogoń Szczecin, 18/10/2014)|
|Design||APA Kuryłowicz & Associates|
|Contractor||Eiffage Budownictwo Mitex / Hydrobudowa Polska / OHL|
|Address||Słoneczna 1, 15-959 Bialystok|
Description: Stadion Jagiellonii
Decision to build a new stadium for Białystok was made back in 2006, while early design renderings were shown back in 2007. The vision of Warsaw-based APA Kuryłowicz envisaged double-tiered stands able to hold 22,400 people (after consultation with fans tiers were merged behind goals).
The most distinctive feature is surely its exterior, lacking a regular cladding, but making up for it with unusual concrete-steel roof supports painted in white and orange.
Due to high cost and the need to allow Jagiellonia to play their home games throughout the construction process, the build was divided into two phases. First one consist of the west grandstand and most of southern fanatic fans' terrace. These elements were delivered in August 2013, while the remainder was ready in September 2014.
The project suffered from various setbacks. Initial contractor, French company Eiffage, wasn't able to reach deadlines and meet the declared price, thus leaving the site. After another tender the cost rose massively from PLN 156 million to some PLN 254 million. And even having chosen new contractors, the city faced trouble as one of them (Hydrobudowa) went bust and left only Spanish OHL on the site. This caused further delays.
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