Stadion Miejski w Gliwicach (Stadion Piasta Gliwice)
|192 (VIP seats)|
|Clubs||GKS Piast Gliwice|
|Inauguration||05.11.2011 (Piast Gliwice - Wisła Płock, 2-1)|
|Construction||28/09/2010 - 08/2011|
|Cost||54 mln zł|
|Address||ul. Okrzei 20, 44-100 Gliwice|
|Notice||Capacity may be increased to 15 000 if needed.|
Description: Stadion Piasta Gliwice
A whole new ground at Okrzei St. was first shown as computer renderings in 2009. Design was done by German Bremer AG, a company known for producing economy class stadiums. Very low price of the one in Gliwice was also result of it being copy of an already existing venue in Paderborn. Both have similar single-tiered stands with simple cover that can be enlarged by some 5,000 seats if necessary.
Very simple prefab construction started rising in September 2010 and was already in place with the paintwork around July 2011. However the contractor was unable to deliver the ground by October because safety regulations were changed and identification/surveilence system had to be redesigned.
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.
Poland: Better access to domestic football
President Andrzej Duda signed new legislation regarding stadium safety in Poland. Clubs and league operators are preparing to welcome new fans who may have been discouraged before.
Poland: Ekstraklasa season in a nutshell
Hardly the best year in terms of attendance, but Ekstraklasa continues to grow stadium-wise. Thankfully what’s falling most is the number of incidents.
Poland: Clubs withdrawing obligatory fan cards
Legia Warszawa is the largest and latest Polish football club to abandon mandatory use of fan cards among supporters. Cards have proven to be counter-productive and contributed to falling attendances.
Poland: Euro 2012 stadiums hardy full
As Polish Ekstraklasa season ended, a sad image of two Euro 2012 stadiums filled in just over 30%, while third one barely made it over 50%. But the situation still seems to be improving overall for Polish football.
Poland: Top clubs support safe standing and legal pyrotechnics
During last meeting of all 16 Ekstraklasa clubs on Monday, officials decided to support safe standing and legal pyrotechnics inside Polish stadiums. This unexpected step comes in response to police offensive after Euro 2012.
Poland: League season starts with a bang. No, sorry – with a ban
Complete ban on flags announced, possible nationwide ban on away games. Those are just a few of the growing number of restrictions, with two stadiums on the brink of being closed in just two days. All this after just two weekends of the season in the Euro 2012 host country. And without any hooliganism.