National Stadium Warsaw

Capacity58 145
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Clubs-
Inauguration 29.02.2012 (Poland - Portugal, 0-0)
Construction 05.2009-04.2012
Record attendance 56,826 (Poland - Greece, 08.06.2012)
Cost 1,915 mld zł
Design JSK Architekci, GMP Architekten, SBP
Contractor Hydrobudowa Polska, Alpine Bau

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Description: PGE Narodowy

Already in 1990’s Polish authorities had one major problem within Warsaw’s urban space – Stadion Dziesięciolecia. A defunct venue that used to host largest events was transformed into the largest marketplace in Europe with immense illegal trade taking place. Governments were changing, but the place was untouched until Poland won the right to host Euro 2012.

Initial renderings shown to UEFA looked nothing like the final outcome, but this time (there were several attempts to redevelop the stadium) it became obvious things have to change. International design competition ended with JSK Architekci and GMP Architekten getting the job with their proposal of a stadium resembling a wicker basket in Polish colours – a very obvious national symbol. After controversies about the concept being too similar from the outside to Cape Town Stadium it was slightly changed and ready for construction.

Works started in May 2009 and were due to finish in mid-2011, but in the end the ground wasn’t ready until April 2012. The cost raised unprecedented controversies as final budget of the project exceeds 2bln zloty (app. €460m), making it one of the most expensive venues ever built, even if not matching top of the list.

Euro 2012 games

GameAttendanceTimeStage
Poland - Greece 1:1 55,826 08.06.2012 18:00 Group B
Poland - Russia 1:1 55,920 12.06.2012 20:45 Group B
Greece - Russia 1:0 55,605 16.06.2012 20:45 Group B
Czech Rep. - Portugal 0:1 55,590 21.06.2012 20:45 Quarterfinal
Germany - Italy 1:2 55,540 28.06.2012 20:45 Semifinal

Average attendance: 55,896

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Tournament pictures

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    Germany-Italy semifinal, Stadion Narodowy.,
    28.06.2012 © Sebastian Schneider
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    Germany-Italy semifinal, Stadion Narodowy.,
    28.06.2012 © Jacek Zapytowski
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    Disabled players match ahead of Czech Rep. - Portugal quarterfinal.,
    21.06.2012 © badziu1
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    National Stadium ahead of Germany-Italy game.,
    27.06.2012 © Klub Kibiców Niepełnosprawnych
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    National Stadium ahead of Germany-Italy game.,
    27.06.2012 © Klub Kibiców Niepełnosprawnych
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    National Stadium ahead of Germany-Italy game.,
    27.06.2012 © Klub Kibiców Niepełnosprawnych
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    National Stadium ahead of Germany-Italy game.,
    27.06.2012 © Klub Kibiców Niepełnosprawnych
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    National Stadium after the quarterfinal.,
    21.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Czech supporters during Portugal game.,
    21.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Ahead of Portugal - Czech Rep. match.,
    21.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Portuguese supporters during Czech Rep. game.,
    21.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Ahead of Portugal - Czech Rep. match.,
    21.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Ahead of Portugal - Czech Rep. match.,
    21.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
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    Panorama, Greece - Russia game.,
    16.06.2012 © Groundhopping.se
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    Panorama, Greece - Russia game.,
    16.06.2012 © Groundhopping.se
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    Greek section during the anthem, Greece - Russia game.,
    16.06.2012 © Groundhopping.se
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    Russian section(s) during the anthem, Greece - Russia game.,
    16.06.2012 © Groundhopping.se
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    Greek section in the cornern, Greece - Russia game.,
    16.06.2012 © Groundhopping.se
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    Main stand during Greece - Russia game.,
    16.06.2012 © Groundhopping.se
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    Poland-Russia game panorama.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Poland-Russia game panorama.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Poland-Russia game panorama.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Poland-Russia game panorama.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Stadium entry ahead of Poland-Russia game.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Main stand from ooposite side.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Stadium ahead of Poland-Russia game.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Stadium ahead of Poland-Russia game.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Press section ahead of Poland-Russia game.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Just before kick off, Poland-Russia game.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Russian fans' flag before kick off, Poland-Russia game.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Sunset over Warsaw during Poland-Russia match.,
    12.06.2012 © Stadiony.net
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    Closed roof - 2nd time during any Euro game.,
    08.06.2012 © Cyril Attias
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    Poland-Greece opening.,
    08.06.2012 © Cyril Attias
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    Tournament opening ceremony.,
    08.06.2012 © Cyril Attias
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    Supporters leaving the stadium.,
    08.06.2012 © Cyril Attias
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    Just before opening game of Poland and Greece.,
    08.06.2012 © badziu1
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    Opening ceremony and choreography,
    08.06.2012 © badziu1
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    National Stadium and UEFA hospitality tents.,
    04.06.2012 © Polex
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    Stadium decorated with Euro 2012 signing.,
    04.06.2012 © Polex
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    Warsaw National Stadium decorated with Euro 2012 banners,
    26.05.2012 © Robert Danieluk
  • National Stadium Warsaw
    Warsaw National Stadium decorated with Euro 2012 banners,
    26.05.2012 © Robert Danieluk

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