Stadion Wrocław (Stadion Śląska Wrocław)
|2130 (VIP and business seats)|
|102 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||WKS Śląsk Wrocław SA|
|Construction||04/2009 - 09/2011|
|Cost||857 mln 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.
Poland: Security guard set supporter alight
Recent Lower Silesian derby saw two fan choreographies at Stadion Wrocław and one very unfortunate incident. Zagłębie Lubin supporter was set on fire by a security guard.
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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)
We end this mini-series with the story of Michał who went to 6 out of 8 stadia of Euro 2012. whenever he can, he also goes around Poland with his club Śląsk. Though on a daily basis he goes everywhere on a wheelchair.
Poland: Investor and contractor lawyer-up in Wrocław
First lawsuit has already been filed by German contractors Max Bögl to stop the payment of bank guarantees demanded by Wrocław municipality. But in just a week court battles may start for good – “Gazeta Wyborcza” reports.
Poland: Wrocław sacks contractors, demands compensation
Just days after Euro 2012 ended yet another contractor is facing legal action as municipality of Wrocław terminated Max Bögl's contract to build the stadium – Gazeta.pl reads.
Euro 2012: All-time attendance record confirmed!
In total, Euro 2012 games were seen by some 1,440,000 people. Even keeping in mind that some sold tickets went unused, this is a very impressive figure. Euro 1996 record has been beaten by over 200,000 people.
Euro 2012: Stadia filled beyond capacity, but seats left empty
One day before the final, tickets are again on sale. In previous fixtures thousands of seats were left empty even if declared attendance stood at 99%+. How about more transparency, UEFA?
Poland: UEFA to pay dearly for flaws at Wroclaw stadium
When Wroclaw municipality was handing over the venue to UEFA on May 11th, both sides agreed that Euro 2012 organizers will cover the cost of any defects caused during tournament. Today the bill reaches €100,000.
Euro 2012: Warsaw pitch in need of repair, Poznan and Wrocław to keep their grass
On Thursday Portugal and Czech Republic weren’t allowed onto the pitch ahead of their quarterfinal game in Warsaw. Condition of the pitch is alarming and parts of it will be relaid. It’s quite the opposite in Poznan and Wroclaw whose part in the tournament is over.
Euro 2012: All group games nearly sold out
One could see empty seats inside the stadiums during Euro 2012 group phase, but all venues have so far had average attendance of over 90% of their capacity.
Euro 2012: Over 1,000,000 people – record broken, new one to come
Most previous Euro hosts have been working on results like these until semifinals or even final game. Meanwhile yesterday’s last group games brought total number of spectators to over 1 million people. Poland and Ukraine would have to witness a disaster not to set a new Euro record of attendance.