PGE Narodowy (Stadion Narodowy w Warszawie)
|800 (VIP setas)|
|4600 (Business seats)|
|900 (Press seats)|
|106 (Disabled seats)|
|Inauguration||29/02/2012 (Poland - Portugal, 0-0)|
|Record attendance||62,000 (Poland - Serbia, 30/08/2014, volleyball)|
|Cost||PLN 2.024 billion|
|Design||JSK Architekci, GMP Architekten, SBP|
|Contractor||PBG, Hydrobudowa Polska, Alpine Bau|
|Address||Al. Księcia J. Poniatowskiego 1, 03-901 Warszawa|
Description: PGE Narodowy
Decision to build a new national stadium in the place of historic Stadion Dziesięciolecia was made in 2007. Many doubted the success of such move as previously authorities have been trying to close down one of Europe’s largest market places that was located at the ground for over a decade – with no results. However in 2008 plans came to fruition when the old bowl was destroyed with heavy machinery, allowing for some 14,000 piles to be installed in the ground, giving future venue stability in this wet ground next to Vistula’s bank.
Proper construction works started in May 2009 over a design proposed by Polish JSK Architekci and German GMP Architekten and SBP engineers. The vision was to deliver a ground reminding a wicker basket, associating it with traditional Polish craftsmanship. Behind the quasi-wicker facades double-tiered stands were supposed to accommodate 55,000 fans. However in the final design architects managed to fit in 58,145.
Apart from its form, the stadium has a very distinctive combination of retractable membrane roof and modular pitch, which allow it to function as a multi-event venue due to lack of proper football tenant. Since there will be only up to 4 games per year, the pitch rests outside the ground, awaiting assembly when needed. When not – concerts and other mass events can be held on regular basis. There is a significant corporate zone with 69 skyboxes and 4,600 business seats.
To make the stadium a viable investment, extensive surfaces for office and banqueting use were created as part of the infrastructure surrounding the stands. Overall the stadium offers 200,000 sqm of floor space. Under the pitch there was room for a two-storey parking for 1,765 cars.
Construction was supposed to take 2 years, ending in June 2011, a year before Euro 2012. However, the building was delivered with significant delay. Official opening took place on January 29th 2012, but only half of the stands were opened. Actual opening is therefore the Poland – Portugal friendly, played exactly a month later, on Feb 29th. That still didn’t mean construction is over. In fact, it did't end until late 2013 due to general contractors going bankrupt before reaching the end.
The stadium is used as home venue for Polish national team that play most official games here.
Poland: Narodowy could get a major boost
Up to $260 million could be spent on additional infrastructure around Warsaw’s PGE Narodowy, including a new indoor arena, skyscraper and congress centre.
Poland: High cost of pyrotechnics and vandalism at Narodowy
Polish Cup Final saw remarkable choreographies in the stands, but also hooliganism. Now The stadium operator revealed costs of cleaning and repairs. It’s almost $80,000.
Poland: Bittersweet show at Narodowy
Beautiful choreographies during Polish Cup final got overshadowed by a group of radicals throwing pyrotechnics onto the pitch. Not exactly the kind of event organizers were hoping to deliver.
Poland: Supporters design better law than the MPs
It’s not a joke, though we couldn’t believe it ourselves. Polish federation of football supporters announced their grassroots plan to amend current stadium safety legislation. In the best way possible.
Forum Seating: Comfort for sports fans
Polish chairs are becoming more and more popular across Europe – after the very successful implementation at the Hungarian Groupama Aréna, further projects were only a matter of time. Nowy Styl Group has already supplied the Abacus chairs to the Grand Stade stadium in Lyon and to the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice where European Championship 2016 will be held.
Poland: Narodowy out of the red, as planned
Poland’s national stadium will end 2015 with a profit. Small, but crucially important one. 5 million people visited the arena over the last 3 years, making it a top leisure destination.
Paris attacks: Stadiums around the world “turn French”
As night falls, numerous landmarks across the globe set their illumination to blue, white and red. Here are the sports venues among them.
Warsaw: Another record for Narodowy’s winter park?
Poland’s largest indoor winter park will open its doors in late November. Stadion Narodowy’s operator managed to make the most out of the supposedly off-season.
Euro Qualifiers: England, Poland and Germany on top
Perhaps surprisingly, the three most-supported national teams during Euro 2016 qualifiers were England, Poland and Germany. In that order! Italy and Spain left well behind, while Austria strived.
Warsaw: Narodowy signs naming rights deal with PGE
Polish energy provider PGE agreed terms with Stadion Narodowy. The new naming rights contract may be largest for any Polish stadium so far.
Warsaw: Time for Champions League final in Poland?
No, not really. But more seriously: it’s not impossible for Warsaw to hold another cup final in upcoming years, this time even the more prestigious one.
Warsaw: Narodowy doing great before EL Final
Today work on new football field inside Poland’s Stadion Narodowy begins. The Warsaw venue has 13 days to prepare for Europa League finalists, but morale is high after great financial results.
Poland: Tragedy overshadows Polish Cup feast
It was the most tense Polish Cup Final for a long time. And yet it went almost perfectly. Then tragic news came from a 5th league clash, seeing the first death in Polish stadiums in many years.
Poland: Building the glory of Polish Cup Final
This year will bring the highest attendance in nearly 30 years for the Polish Cup Final. Clash of domestic giants is a great concern in terms of safety, but a festivity for fans and the FA organizing it.
Europa League: Warsaw final tickets on sale
UEFA launched open distribution of tickets for the Europa League final in Warsaw. Applications may be filed until March 25 and then subject to lottery.
Poland: Stadion Narodowy among Warsaw’s biggest offices
As crazy as it may sound, There aren’t many office towers in Warsaw’s rising skyline that can match Poland’s largest stadium in terms of occupancy. Narodowy has just leased 16,000 sqm of offices.
Poland: Unique month for Narodowy, look at these events!
In 5 weeks the Polish national stadium saw events that were never combined in one building before. From football to athletics, then volleyball and even windsurfing – one after another.
Poland: Narodowy boasts volleyball record
Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw witnessed a record crowd of 63,000 yesterday during the opening of Volleyball World Championship. That’s quite an achievement, but is it the biggest volleyball gae ever? Well… no.
Poland: Warsaw’s athletic misery
Usain Bolt will run in Warsaw today, but the event had to be held at football-specific Stadion Narodowy. Polish capital has no decent venue with a running track. The most famous one is almost in ruins.
Warsaw: National Stadium out of the red this year
Number of events doubled, revenues increased by 121% in the first half of 2014. This year Stadion Narodowy is to get out of the red, in 2015 it should see a significant profit.