Municipal Stadium Poznan
|Clubs||KKS Lech Poznań S.A.|
|Inauguration||20.09.2010 (Sting concert)|
|Cost||746 mln zł|
|Design||Modern Construction Systems Sp. z o.o.|
|Address||60-320 Poznań, ul. Bułgarska 5/7|
Municipal Stadium Poznan – tournament stadium description
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
|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
Poland: Poznan stadium financially balanced
While the investment may never be recouped, INEA Stadion is the only Polish Euro 2012 stadium operated privately and has a safe position.
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.
Their Euro: Mladen (2)
Came from Rijeka to help Croatian supporters as a Fan Embassy volunteer. But at one point he himself needed help as police arrested him and since they didn’t speak English, explaining anything was hard. But despite that he fell in love with Gdansk and wants to come back.
Their Euro: Joe (1)
We decided to ask people from different countries and backgrounds about their Euro 2012 experience. Everybody, please meet Joe, who came to Poland following Ireland, probably the best supported nation of the tournament.
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?
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.
Poznan: Court announces Hydrobudowa and PBG’s bankruptcy
District Court of Poznan proclaimed one of the largest stadium contractors in Poland bankrupt. Now Hydrobudowa and mother company PBG have over 18,000 liabilities to pay off – Polish press agency PAP informs.
Euro 2012: Poland and Ukraine going for attendance record!
Only in the first round of the group phase 356,000 people came to 8 stadia of the tournament. That means so far attendance is highest since the introduction of individual seats and 16-team format.
Euro 2012: Pick up your Fanguide
If you’re using the web to prepare for Euro 2012 excursions, we recommend our database and Venue Guide. But if you find yourself in the streets and need assistance, pick up a Fanguide 2012 from your nearest Fans Embassy.
Euro 2012: Why some aren’t all too enthusiastic
The closer to the event, the more signs of discontent about Poland hosting Euro 2012. Though most people are still happy about it, it’s worth knowing why others aren’t.
Euro 2012 Venue Guide just for you!
Not all of us have tickets, not everyone is even planning on taking the trip to Poland and Ukraine. But for those who plan we prepared some helpful tips on host-cities. For those without a plan, it's still not too late!