Arena Gdansk

Capacity40 818
CountryPoland
CityGdansk
ClubsLechia Gdańsk S.A.
Inauguration 06.08.2011
Construction 06.2009 – 18.07.2011
Cost 864 mln zł
Design Rhode-Kellermann-Wawrowsky
Design time 2006
Contractor Hydrobudowa Polska- Alpine Bau

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Description: Polsat Plus Arena

When it was first show as renderings in 2006, the concept received massive interest. some were predicting it will become a real gem, others claimed something as good as this cannot be built in Poland. The venue designed by German Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky was to resemble amber of which Gdansk is famous. With the external bowl hiding stands for 44,000 spectators.

Final location chosen was a rather poor district of Letnica. The ground was to stand in place of private gardens, but as the process of acquiring the many small plots of land was getting longer, many doubts started to appear. Thankfully neither Polish organizers, nor UEFA haven’t abandoned Gdansk for Krakow or Chorzow. Finally construction started in mid-2011 and was to end in April 2011. Opening had to be postponed by 3 months, forcing a Poland-France friendly to be moved to Warsaw. But this was it – in mid-July the venue was officially ready.

Lechia Gdansk took over as the arena’s manager and was supposed to run it for the next decade. However poor sporting results triggered falling attendances and to add to that the corporate clients were almost non-existent with no large scale non-sporting event happening. Thus the municipality stepped in and now manages its own stadium.

Euro 2012 games:

GameAttendanceTimeStage
Spain - Italy 1:1 38,869 10.06.2012 18:00 Group C
Spain - Ireland 4:0 39,150 14.06.2012 20:45 Group C
Croatia - Spain 0:1 39,076 18.06.2012 20:45 Group C
Germany - Greece 4:2 38,751 22.06.2012 20:45 Quarterfinal

Average attendance: 38,961

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Tournament pictures

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    Arena Gdansk in its first Euro 2012 game, Spain-Italy.,
    10.06.2012 © Webastyczny.pl
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    Arena Gdansk in its first Euro 2012 game, Spain-Italy.,
    10.06.2012 © Webastyczny.pl
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    Arena Gdansk in its first Euro 2012 game, Spain-Italy.,
    10.06.2012 © Webastyczny.pl
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    Arena Gdansk in its first Euro 2012 game, Spain-Italy.,
    10.06.2012 © Webastyczny.pl
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    Arena Gdansk in its first Euro 2012 game, Spain-Italy.,
    10.06.2012 © Webastyczny.pl
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    Stadium during the Spain-Italy group game.,
    10.06.2012 © Sebastian Schneider
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    Ceremony ahead of Germany - Greece quarterfinal.,
    22.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Greek fans seen from German section.,
    22.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Arena ahead of Germany - Greece quarterfinal.,
    22.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Arena ahead of Germany - Greece quarterfinal.,
    22.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Arena after Germany - Greece quarterfinal.,
    22.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Arena ahead of Germany - Greece quarterfinal.,
    22.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Stadium during the Spain - Italy group game.,
    10.06.2012 © Paweł Szczepański
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    Before Spain - Italy game.,
    10.06.2012 © Paweł Szczepański
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    Having a good time before entering the ground.,
    10.06.2012 © Paweł Szczepański
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    Fans gathering outside the stadium.,
    10.06.2012 © Paweł Szczepański

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