Stadion KS Ursus Warszawa
|56 (Away section)|
|Clubs||KS Ursus Warszawa|
|Renovations||1995, 2010, 2014, 2017|
|Cost||PLZ 7.5 million (1965)|
|Address||ul. gen. Sosnkowskiego 3, 02-495 Warszawa|
Stadion Ursusa Warszawa – stadium description
The Ursus sports complex was built between 1963 and 1965, in the effort to develop sport beside the Ursus factory. Over half of the work worth some PLZ 7.5 million was delivered as community work. Even though the opening commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Ursus sports club, the stadium name initially celebrated the 20th anniversary of Polish People's Republic.
Spread across over 6 hectares, the square area comprised the main stadium (with U-shaped stands), training field, 2 basketball and 2 volleyball courts, 3 tennis courts, a handball field and minor other facilities.
Just like the complex overall, the main stadium suffered from poor maintenance and was severely underinvested for years, during Poland's political transformation. In 1995 the west stand was removed (though the landfill still exists), while the east received just over 1,000 seats.
In 2010 all these seats were replaced to finally match team colours. In 2014 installation of new 6-lane running track followed, while in 2017 partial cover of the east stand was added.