Theme Week Warsaw – The National Stadium

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National Stadium in Warsaw © Pjahr

National Stadium in Warsaw © Pjahr

The National Stadium (Polish: Stadion Narodowy) is a football stadium located in Warsaw. It is used mostly for football matches and it is the home stadium of Poland national football team.

The stadium has a seating capacity of 58,500 which makes it the largest association football arena in Poland. Its construction started in 2008 and finished in November 2011. It is located on the site of the former 10th-Anniversary Stadium, on al. Zieleniecka in Praga Południe district, near the city center. The stadium has a unique retractable PVC roof which unfolds from a nest on a needle suspended above the centre of the pitch. The retractable roof is similar to BC Place in Vancouver, Canada and Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany.

National Stadium in Warsaw © Pjahr © Mateusz Włodarczyk © Mateusz Włodarczyk © flickr.com - Jeroen Fossaert © Sliwers UEFA Euro2012 Poland-Ukraine
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National Stadium in Warsaw © Pjahr
The National Stadium is due to host the opening match (a group match), remaining 2 group matches, a quarterfinal, and a semifinal of the UEFA Euro 2012 co-hosted by Poland.

The stadium is equipped with a heated pitch, training pitch, façade lighting, movable roof and an underground parking also is a multipurpose object providing organization of sports events, concerts, cultural events and also enables sales, conferences and gastronomic functions.

Official stadium opening took place at 19 January 2012. First football match was played on 19 February 2012. The match between Poland and Portugal national football team ended with a 0-0 draw.

On July 15, 2012, two weeks after the UEFA Euro 2012, the National Stadium will host the VII SuperFinal PLFA (more commonly known as the Polish Bowl), the championship game of the Polish American Football League.

On February 1, 2008 consortium JSK Architects Ltd., GMP – von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architekten and SBP – Schleich Bergermann und Partner presented a conceptual design (visualization and scale model) of a new stadium. The first pre-construction work began on May 15, 2008. About 126 concrete piles were pressed into soil of the basin of the old’s stadium grandstand. On June 18, 2008 National Sports Centre Ltd. submitted a documents required for obtain construction permit to Governor of Mazovia. Favorable decision has been granted on July 22, 2008. On 26 September 2008 an agreement with Pol-Aqua SA to implement the first stage of construction work was signed. Few days later, on 7 October 2008, the construction of the stadium began. Construction work has officially been completed on 29 November 2011.

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