Municipal Stadium Wroclaw

Capacity44 308
Miejsca dla VIP-ów i klasy biznes 2130
CountryPoland
CityWroclaw
ClubsWKS Śląsk Wrocław SA
Inauguration 10.09.2011
Construction 04.2009 - 09.2011
Cost 857 mln zł
Design JSK Architekci
Design time 2007-08
Contractor Mostostal Warszawa / Max Boegl
Address Al. Śląska 1, 54-145 Wrocław

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Description: Tarczyński Arena Wrocław

Although few people remember it, back in 2007 Wroclaw was planning on hosting Euro 2012 inside the existing Olympic Stadium that was to be given a complete refurbishment. Back then Wroclaw wasn’t even sure of getting any games as it was competing with Krakow and Chorzow for a place on the list.

In 2008 design competition was held with international participants of whom JSK Architekci were chosen as best. They suggested creating a stadium enclosed in light and elegant form of a lantern. Unfortunately the final outcome isn’t like it was envisaged in renderings as the external membrane’s shape is much less impressive. Still, it has a lot of admirers and form is indeed clear and elegant.

Construction started in April 2009 and was due to be finished in mid-2011. However the municipality revoked contract and forced the main contractor to leave the site due to growing delays. New company, Max Boegl, were supposed to finish work by Autumn 2011, but after numerous deadlines passing without effect works were finally done just 2 weeks ahead of Euro 2012. The stadium’s case doesn’t end, though, as many subcontractors are fighting to receive money for their work.

Euro 2012 games

GameAttendanceTimeStage
Russia - Czech Rep. 4:1 40,803 08.06.2012 18:00 Group A
Greece - Czech Rep. 1:2 41,105 12.06.2012 20:45 Group A
Poland - Czech Rep. 0:1 41,480 16.06.2012 20:45 Group A

Average attendance: 41,129

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Tournament pictures

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    Fans during Greece - Czech Rep. game.,
    12.06.2012 © Grzegorz Biały
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Fans during Greece - Czech Rep. game.,
    12.06.2012 © Grzegorz Biały
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Fans during Greece - Czech Rep. game.,
    12.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Fans during Greece - Czech Rep. game.,
    12.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Stadium ahead of Greece - Czech Rep. game.,
    12.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Stadium ahead of Greece - Czech Rep. game.,
    12.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Stadium ahead of Greece - Czech Rep. game.,
    12.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Stadium ahead of Greece - Czech Rep. game.,
    12.06.2012 © Kai, BS-MA-BS.net
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Stadium panorama during Greece - Czech Rep. game.,
    12.06.2012 © lampion, forum skyscrapercity (cc: by-sa)
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    Main grandstand during Greece - Czech Rep. game.,
    12.06.2012 © lampion, forum skyscrapercity (cc: by-sa)
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Section for the Greeks seen from press seats.,
    12.06.2012 © lampion, forum skyscrapercity (cc: by-sa)
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Ahead of Greece - Czech Republic game.,
    12.06.2012 © lampion, forum skyscrapercity (cc: by-sa)
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Stadium decorated with Euro 2012 signing.,
    02.06.2012 © Sorbus
  • Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
    Stadium decorated with Euro 2012 signing.,
    02.06.2012 © Sorbus

Non-tournament pictures

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