The Stadium in Gdynia has been operating for five years. It opened in February 2011, and at its inauguration Arka Gdynia faced the Bulgarian Beroe Stara Zagora. The new stadium was built in the same place where the previous one stood (from 1964). It received a UEFA third category. As much as 220 surveillance cameras were installed there and the stands consumed over 13,000 cubic meters of concrete. Construction budget, however, was relatively low and amounted to less than 80 million PLN gross.
During the European ChampionshipS IN 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, Gdynia has been chosen as a training facility of Irish football team. Currently the stadium is the home of Arka Gdynia which participates in LOTTO Ekstraklasa season 2016/2017.
Information about the Stadium:
Capacity: 15 139 seats,
Illumination: 2000 lux,
dimensions of the pitch: 105m x 68m,
Arka Gdynia is one of the most recognizable Polish football clubs, although not very successful in the past. It was created in 1929, and played for the first time at the highest level of competition in 1974. Five years later, Arka reached the Polish Cup, but in international competitions couldn’t win against Beroe Stara Zagora. One of the club’s most recognized players is Janusz Kupcewicz, bronze medalist of the World Championships in 1982.
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