Stadion MOSiR w Ostrowcu Świętokrzyskim (Stadion KSZO)
|253 (VIP seats)|
|71 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||KSZO SSA Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski|
|Renovations||1956-1958, 1975, 1997, 2000-2002|
|Record attendance||13,000 (KSZO Ostrowiec - Lech Poznań, 09/08/1997)|
|Address||ul. Świętokrzyska 11, 27-400 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski|
Stadion KSZO – stadium description
Located in the industrial south of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, the stadium was built on land donated by local steelworks. In its opening layout it was a multi-use stadium with running track. In 1956, when KSZO won promotion to the 3rd division, capacity was increased with embankments to some 5,000 people. Further upgrades came in 1975 and saw partial cover of the auditorium.
Today's stands have little to do with that stadium, only having some embankment left on both sides of the field. But even there it's expanded by steel structure. Today's appearance is owed to KSZO's promotion to Ekstraklasa in 1997, which prompted further improvements.
Because this was the onset of individual seats, the stadium became terribly small at a time of high demand. It was thus decided that old curved stands would be demolished and the stadium would become a rectangular football-only venue. First came the south-western end in 2001, which housed changing rooms. A year later the other end was delivered, this time a bare steel scaffold. Also that year, 2002, floodlights were erected.
At that point Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski had one of the best stadia in Poland, an all-seater with everyone protected by a roof. It's thus no wonder that Poland's national team came here three times between 2002 and 2005 (four in total). Also, two games of the women's national team were held here, as were two Super Cup games.