Stadion MOSiR w Kostrzynie
|105 (Covered seats)|
|City||Kostrzyn nad Odrą|
|Clubs||TS Celuloza Kostrzyn|
|Inauguration||12/05/1963 (KKS Celuloza Kostrzyn - Łowicz county team)|
|First match||KKS Celuloza Kostrzyn - LZS Warta Słońsk (01/04/1962)|
|Address||Niepodległości 11, 66-470 Kostrzyn nad Odrą|
Stadion MOSiR w Kostrzynie – stadium description
The stadium in border town of Kostrzyn was built between 1962 and 1964, through social engagement of local celulose and paper mill, as well as the socialist Central Committee for Physical Culture and Tourism. Early games were held long before actual opening, usually on the side fields of the stadium.
First international game happened in October of 1963, when the Kostrzyn team defeated DDR neighbours from BSG Chemie Schwedt. That game was attended by some 3,000 people. When second league was played here, the crowds were even twice that size!
In 1997, during the massive Central European flood, two thirds of the stadium were under water, losing the field, significant portions of the terracing, fencing, etc. A year later major revamp was carried out to repair the ground.
Further works took place in 2006-2009, when new concrete was poured and 1,000 seats installed, over 100 of them with a modest cover. New sound system, maintenance room and sanitary facilities were also created.
The stadium is entirely open, with seats representing the colours of Celuloza. The team steps down only during major municipal events at the stadium and, from time to time, for youth games of domestic and international importance.