Municipal Stadium Poznan

Capacity42 004
CountryPoland
CityPoznan
ClubsKKS Lech Poznań S.A.
Floodlights 2000 lux
Inauguration 20.09.2010 (Sting concert)
Construction 2003-2010
Cost 746 mln zł
Design Modern Construction Systems Sp. z o.o.
Address 60-320 Poznań, ul. Bułgarska 5/7

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Description: Stadion Lecha Poznań

First works started as early as 2003, but it wasn’t about Euro 2012 back then. A new fourth stand was supposed to enclose the bowl that had only 3 sides prior to that. But as the works were ongoing, concept of a fully redeveloped stadium was created and soon became Poznan’s advantage when competing to host Euro 2012. The city’s bidding position was hardly ever questioned.

However as the municipality signed their contract with MCS designers, they couldn’t assign any other architects due to how badly the deal was constructed. Should Poznan change their design team, they would have to pay immense fines. Thus MCS were working 7 years on the job and arguably coping with the challenge. Several changes of the overall concept resulted in irregular bowl and differing stands. To add to that, the stadium also has problems with the pitch as grass doesn’t receive enough sunlight and ventilation to grow.

Works lasted until mid-2010. Price tag on this stadium is nearly 750m zloty (app. €170m) which makes it the cheapest Polish venue of the tournament.

Euro 2012 games

GameAttendanceTimeStage
Ireland - Croatia 1:3 39,550 10.06.2012 20:45 Group C
Italy - Croatia 1:1 37,096 14.06.2012 18:00 Group C
Italy - Ireland 2:0 38,794 18.06.2012 20:45 Group C

Average attendance: 38,480

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Tournament pictures

  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Pyrotechnics used by Croatians, Italy - Croatia game.,
    14.06.2012 © Michał Nowak
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Ahead of Italy-Croatia game.,
    14.06.2012 © Andrzej Prendke
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Ireland-Croatia game.,
    10.06.2012 © Andrzej Prendke
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Supporters during Italy-Croatia game.,
    14.06.2012 © Andrzej Prendke
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Supporters during Ireland-Croatia game.,
    10.06.2012 © Andrzej Prendke
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Supporters during Ireland-Croatia game.,
    10.06.2012 © Andrzej Prendke
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Right before Ireland-Croatia game.,
    10.06.2012 © Andrzej Prendke
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    After Ireland-Croatia game.,
    10.06.2012 © Andrzej Prendke
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    After Ireland-Croatia game.,
    10.06.2012 © Andrzej Prendke
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium on Italy-Ireland matchday.,
    18.06.2012 © Łukasz Dzięcioł, Jędrzejów
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium on Italy-Ireland matchday.,
    18.06.2012 © Łukasz Dzięcioł, Jędrzejów
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium on Italy-Croatia matchday.,
    14.06.2012 © Grzegorz Biały
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium on Italy-Croatia matchday.,
    14.06.2012 © Grzegorz Biały
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium on Italy-Croatia matchday.,
    10.06.2012 © Grzegorz Biały
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium on Italy-Croatia matchday.,
    14.06.2012 © Grzegorz Biały
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium on Italy-Croatia matchday.,
    10.06.2012 © Grzegorz Biały
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium on Italy-Croatia matchday.,
    10.06.2012 © Grzegorz Biały
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Ahead of last Euro 2012 game in Poznan - Ireland-Italy.,
    18.06.2012 © Brizio
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Ahead of last Euro 2012 game in Poznan - Ireland-Italy.,
    18.06.2012 © Brizio
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Pyrotechnics used by Croatians, Italy - Croatia game.,
    14.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Pyrotechnics used by Croatians, Italy - Croatia game.,
    14.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium ahead of Italy - Croatia game.,
    14.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium ahead of Italy - Croatia game.,
    14.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium ahead of Italy - Croatia game.,
    14.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Stadium ahead of Italy - Croatia game.,
    14.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Croatian supporters during Italy - Croatia game.,
    14.06.2012 © badziu1
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Croatian supporters during Italy - Croatia game.,
    14.06.2012 © badziu1
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Ireland-Croatia game.,
    10.06.2012 © Patrick Smyth
  • Municipal Stadium Poznan
    Croatian sections ahead of Ireland-Croatia game.,
    10.06.2012 © Patrick Smyth

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