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Stadion Energa Gdańsk
Stadion Energa Gdańsk
Fot. Gdansk Tourism Organisation

236 m long, 203 m wide and 45 m high. Shining like amber in the sun, the dome illuminated at night is covered with 18,000 polycarbonate tiles in 6 shades, with a total surface of 4.5 hectares. 44 thousand seats, 40 glass lounges. 4 simulcast screens 70 m2 each, 308 speakers and 40 km of cables, 555 rolls of grass... The big “mechanical” lions at the entrance –a mural by world-renowned master of street-art Mariusz Waras presents the most important symbol of the modern style of the city. The Stadion Energa Gdańsk football stadium is one of the most modern and most beautiful sports facilities in Europe. And the largest “amber”! It is the modern symbol of the city, just as characteristic as Neptune’s Fountain and the Crane.

Stadion Energa Gdańsk

Gdańsk is the World Capital of Amber, that is why the stadium built especially for the occasion of the UEFA EURO 2012™, considered to be most beautiful football arena, resembles a piece of amber and the structural elements of the stadium modelled after a ship’s frame emphasize the maritime traditions of the city. The stadium is located in the Gdańsk Letnica district at 1 Pokoleń Lechii Gdańsk Str. The stadium was designed by architects from the Rhode-Kellermann-Wawrowsky company from Düsseldorf, who earlier created stadium concepts for the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen and the AWD-Arena in Hanover. The construction of the amber facility began in May 2009 and it was commissioned on July 19, 2011. The first match was played in it August 14, between Gdańsk Lechia and Cracovia. On September 6, 2011 the Gdańsk stadium hosted its first international match that was played here between Poland and Germany that finished with a 2:2 draw. In June 2012 Gdańsk was a Host City for the European Football Championships UEFA EURO 2012™. The stadium was an  arena of football struggles during three group matches  (Spain-Italy, Spain - Ireland and Croatia - Spain) and a fascinating spectacle: quarterfinals played between teams from Germany and Greece. During the championships more than 160,000 fans from all over Europe visited it!