Stadion Miejski w Niepołomicach (Stadion Puszczy)
|1,050 (Main stand)|
|368 (192 allowed) (Away section)|
|120 (VIP suite)|
|Clubs||MKS Puszcza Niepołomice|
|Cost||PLN 3.69 million (2015)|
|Address||Janusza Kusocińskiego 2, 32-005 Niepołomice|
Stadion Puszczy Niepołomice – stadium description
The municipal stadium in small town of Niepołomice earned nationwide attention in Poland when local team Puszcza won their first promotion to the third league in 2010. Existing northern grandstand of 550 seats was soon joined by tubular stands in the west, doubling the site.
Soon enough it proved insufficient as Puszcza went higher to the 2nd league and licensing regulations were upgraded, demanding no less than 2,000 seats. The stadium was almost impossible to expand east and south, so decision was made to tear down both the western and northern sections and rebuild them twice as big.
In the west this proved easy, as the tubular sections grew from 5 to 12 rows. But along the northern side there was only 7 meters of land available, forcing construction of a very thin grandstand with commentary/corporate boxes literally hanging over heads of those in the VIP section.
With a budget of just PLN 3.7 million ($1 million in 2015), the project was a modest one and still delivered interesting architecture and quality finishing (wood and cement panels) within less than one year.
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