Stadion im. generała Kazimierza Sosnkowskiego (Stadion Polonii Warszawa)
|4,889 (Main Stand)|
|1,911 (Kamienna Stand (closed))|
|352 (North Stand)|
|Clubs||KSP Polonia Warszawa SSA|
|Other names||Konwiktorska Stadium|
|Inauguration||15.08.1928 (Polonia Warszawa - Hasmonea Lviv)|
|Address||ul. Konwiktorska 6, 00-206 Warszawa|
Stadion Polonii Warszawa – stadium description
Construction started at Konwiktorska St. in 1925, but due to very limited budget lasted three long years. Even athletes were volunteering to help erect modest stands that were first opened in 1928. Most of the 10,000 people were allocated on terraced embankments around the running track with only a wooden grandstand on the west.
First game was played against Polonia Warszawa and Hasmonea Lviv in mid-August, but official inauguration took place on Sept 30, with Wisła Kraków defeating Polonia 7:2.
In 1930s works on expansion of the stands began, but not much has been done before WWII broke out. The stadium had its part during the Warsaw Uprising as two Polish battalions launched an offensive from the pitch before dawn on August 22 1944, trying to break through to northern districts. 12 insurgents were killed and the stadium vastly damaged. Painful history of WWII Warsaw has been illustrated on murals drawn by supporters along Konwiktorska St. stadium walls.
Rebuilding works took place in 1950s, when the still existing main administrative building was opened, with impressive colonnade. This was the last such big work in twentieth century, with further changes coming in early years of the current millennium. East stand, nicknamed Kamienna (or Rock Stand) was rebuilt and covered in 2004, receiving exactly 1,911 seats as reference to club establishment date. Then came time for new seats, steel structure of the roof and club offices renovation on the west side.
None of those works carried out by the city of Warsaw came close to Polonia’s expectations, though. The club made several attempts to build a new stadium in the same location, offering Warsaw partnership or even covering the whole cost with private funding, but all proposals were blocked.
Warsaw: Agreement for design of Polonia's stadium get signed
An important step was taken towards the construction of a new venue for "Black Shirts". The authorities of the capital city have signed a contract with the JSK Architekci architectural studio for the design of the stadium. This is actually the beginning of a long journey that will hopefully finish with a happy ending.
Warsaw: Polonia’s stadium plan goes forward
Somewhat surprisingly, the Warsaw city hall announced today that funding for part of the Polonia Warszawa sports complex has been secured and the search for a private partner is beginning. After 2 years of deadlock the project has a green light again.
Warsaw: Polonia bidding for new stadium’s partnership
The city of Warsaw is seeking a new private partner in order to finance the €87-million redevelopment of Polonia’s stadium. The club unexpectedly came forward and offered to cover 75% of the expense, despite playing second fiddle in fourth league at the moment.
New design: Warsaw's oldest club to get new home
Despite stiff competition it's already the third stadium in Warsaw to be designed by JSK Architekci. Minimalist and elegant, the complex would likely cost €93 million or more.
Warsaw: Design for Polonia in two weeks
In mid-May we'll learn how the new stadium of Polonia Warszawa will look. Design competition is enjoying great interest with 17 architectural teams competing to deliver the 15,500-seat stadium.
Warsaw: Design competition launched for Polonia stadium
After years of having been left behind, finally Polonia Warszawa officials can celebrate. Their club will not only get a new stadium, but also an indoor arena and multi-discipline facilities for other Polonia sections.
#MisjaStadion: 100 stadiums for centenary of independence!
At first we thought it's simply impossible. Now we're ready to go and launching #MisjaStadion. Why the Polish hashtag? Because we're about to add or update 100 Polish stadiums by year end!
Warsaw: Funds secured for new Polonia stadium
It wasn't a unanimous decision, yet no-one voted againts. The Warsaw city council decided to agree on spending 158 million zloty on a brand new stadium for Polonia Warszawa.
New design: The final plan for Polonia?
After far too many failed attempts of private or public-private stadium projects, taxpayers are to foot all of the bill for 12,000-seat stadium at the heart of Warsaw.
Warsaw: Is this the new Polonia stadium?
Without a word of explanation fans of Polonia Warszawa were served this image, depicting what is expected to become Warsaw’s newest 20,000-seat stadium.
Warsaw: Polonia a step closer to their versatile arena
It’s the first official step forward for this project: the city hall has approved of Polonia Warszawa’s private stadium plan. It could be the world’s smallest retractable-roof football venue.
Stadia Designers Cup: You selected the alternative for Polonia
One of Poland’s oldest clubs is planning a new stadium for “over 10,000 people”. Well, then they should check what design enthusiasts proposed for this stadium to look like!
Stadia Designers Cup: See all alternatives for Polonia Warszawa stadium
Eight designers from around the world filed their concepts of a new stadium in Warsaw during the 2nd edition of Stadia Designers Cup, competition for stadium design enthusiasts.
Stadia Designers Cup: What should a proper Polonia stadium look like?
It was already subject to bright colourful iteration by famous Tomas Taveira and nearly megalomaniac one by Americans. But how would the Polonia Warszawa stadium look to actually fit the Polish reality?
Poland: Third modern stadium in Warsaw?
Polonia have just won promotion to the 3rd league, but the goal is to become once again a major Ekstraklasa side. New stadium for under 20,000 people could be a major catalyst.
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: League authorities officially request better treatment of fans
In a statement published yesterday, Ekstraklasa SA informs it has officially addressed the parliamentary commission to change current legislation. Entering the stadium is more difficult nowadays than getting on an airplane.