Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
|Clubs||WKS Śląsk Wrocław SA|
|Construction||04.2009 - 09.2011|
|Cost||857 mln zł|
|Contractor||Mostostal Warszawa / Max Boegl|
|Address||Al. Śląska 1, 54-145 Wrocław|
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
|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
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.
Poland: Wrocław sacks contractors, demands compensation
Just days after Euro 2012 ended yet another contractor is facing legal action as municipality of Wrocław terminated Max Bögl's contract to build the stadium – Gazeta.pl reads.
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?
Poland: UEFA to pay dearly for flaws at Wroclaw stadium
When Wroclaw municipality was handing over the venue to UEFA on May 11th, both sides agreed that Euro 2012 organizers will cover the cost of any defects caused during tournament. Today the bill reaches €100,000.
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.
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: Police working on Wroclaw beatings
Disturbing scenes shown in a YouTube clip present Russian thugs attacking stewards with no-one but other fans trying to calm the situation down. Four stewards were taken to hospital after this incident.
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!
Poland: Wrocław’s illumination given first test-drive
Though last week investors feared it might not be ready at all for Euro 2012, the system of 700 LED lamps was tested yesterday. Not fully configured yet, but first impression is a rather good one – check for yourselves!
Poland: No lights for Euro 2012 games in Wroclaw?
Though it was supposed to be delivered by early April, external illumination of Wroclaw’s Euro 2012 venue will not be ready until end of May. There is also a risk of works being finished after three games of the tournament – “Rzeczpospolita” reads.