Stadion Wrocław (Stadion Śląska Wrocław)
|2130 (VIP and business seats)|
|102 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||WKS Śląsk Wrocław SA|
|Construction||04/2009 - 09/2011|
|Cost||904 million zł ?|
|Record attendance||41,955 (Śląsk Wrocław - FC Sevilla, 29/08/2013)|
|Contractor||Mostostal Warszawa / Max Boegl|
|Address||Al. Śląska 1, 54-145 Wrocław|
Description: Stadion Śląska Wrocław
New stadium for Wroclaw has been designed in 2008 by JSK Architekci, winners of the international competition. Construction was launched in Spring of 2009, but then halted just before the year ended. Municipality terminated main contractor's deal because of serious delays. The pause lasted for nearly three months until new company restarded works in March 2009.
The initial deadline of January 2011 was already then impossible to achieve, so the contract was prolonged to April and then end of June 2011. Even that proved to be optimistic as the venue was first given permission to host an event on Sept 9th 2011, just one day before the boxing gala planned for months in advance.
Final cost of the stadium stands at PLN 857 mln (€200 mln). For that price Wroclaw received the largest modern stadium with single tier of seating which resulted in great accoustics. Exceptional is also the right word to describe facades – covered with fiberglass membrane, largest of its kind. Large esplanade was constructed around the stadium, integrated with multi-storey car park. It raises almost 5,5 meters above ground level and the stadium's highest point is at nearly 40 meters. Inside there's a total of 44 416 seats, 102 of which are designated for press representatives. Unfortunately due to redisigning the stands from two-tiered to a single tier, some seats had to be moved a few meters back and landed behind roof supports, resulting in obstructed view (1543). Therefore it was declared not all seats will be used for fans, especially during Euro 2012.
Two giant screens hang from the roof, each with a surface of nearly 90 sqm, but the largest screen is the facade itself. Membrane is a very good ground for both statis and dynamic images to be displayed, apart from the 'traditional' nightime illumination. At daytime the membrane lets sunlight under the stands – an important fact for office workers, because there are four office buildings constructed inside the ground to increase profits.
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.
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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.
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Poland: Record number of disabled fans in Wroclaw
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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.
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Poland: Security guard set supporter alight
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Poland: Wroclaw stadium out of the red in 2017?
Unlike in its first years, the municipal stadium in Wrocław hosted no large events other than football in 2013. What's more, domestic attendances fell drastically, reaching all-time low. Still the stadium authority aims at generating profits in 2017.
Poland: Murals blooming under Stadion Wroclaw's stands
Rather dull promenade surrounding the new Wroclaw stadium's stands is changing as we speak. Starting Sunday an exposition of artistic murals will be available for the public. More is to follow.
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: Polish Cup revival after half a century?
Tomorrow’s first leg of this year’s Polish Cup final will witness crowds not seen in over 40 years. Together with 2nd leg in Warsaw the tie between Śląsk and Legia may deliver attendance that happened only once in history.
Poland: Thousands of kids flock to Wroclaw stadium
It's not about getting more seats sold, but making children part of the game. Playing at Euro 2012 host stadium, Slask Wroclaw has just carried out fourth edition of their project to bring kids to football games. And so far it seems to work more than fine.
Earth Hour: These stadiums will black out tonight
At 20:30 local time, landmarks all over the world will lose their nighttime lighting for one hour. The aim is to raise awareness and make people rethink when they need electricity and when they just use it as a habit. Stadia are among buildings going to black out.
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.
Poland: Portable toilets at Euro 2012 venue? No, thankfully...
Wroclaw stadium operator left many observers stunned when it announced portable toilets are being considered in the away section. Reason behind the idea was the fear that existing facilities may be targeted by hooligans.
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.
Their Euro: Michał (5)
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