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Capacity: 42 000
VIP Boxes: 40
Pitch size: 105 x 68 m
The Amber Stadium in Gdansk is architecturally one of the most interesting stadiums to host the matches of the European football festival in 2012, boasting a capacity of 42,000 seats.
The construction began on 15 December 2008 so as to host the first inaugural match Lechia Gdańsk versus Kraków Cracovia as early as 14 August 2011. During UEFA EURO 2012™ it is scheduled to host four meetings - three group stage matches - 10, 14 and 18 June and one quarterfinal stage match - 22 June 2012.
The impressive amber-coloured sheathing of the stadium in six different shades consists of 18 thousand polycarbonate modules 1 to 6.5 m high and 80 cm wide. The surface are of the entire facade and roof sheathing of the PGE Arena Gdansk stadium is almost 46 thousand square meters. It is supported by a steelwork structure made of 82 elements, each being 100 meters long and weighing 66 tons.
An interesting element of the Arena Gdansk is also a 1,715 meters long skating track with electronic timing. It is lined with a professional turf and is seamlessly linked with the network of Tri-city bicycle paths which makes the Arena Gdansk easily accessible by bike or on roller blades and roller skates.
To enhance the viewing of matches, four large LED screens have been installed in the stadium. Each of them has an area of more than 70 square meters, is over 6 meters high in more than 11 meters wide. The interior of the stadium and its surroundings are monitored by 436 cameras (fixed and rotary).
The stadium was designed to meet the needs of fans coming by car – there are 2,171 parking spaces for cars and 74 for buses in its vicinity. The facility is also disabled friendly. Read more.
Those who get hungry while watching the game can use one of the 24 catering facilities located throughout the stadium with a cashless payment system.
VIP lounges have also been prepared for those who, in addition to the football experience, appreciate comfort and convenience. 40 sky-boxes with seats for 400 guests have been designed.
Rhode-Kellermann-Wawrowsky is the designer of the stadium, alluding to the amber and shipbuilding traditions of the region.
Remember that when flying – no matter if the flight is inside or outside Poland – you must have an ID document to present to the airport staff. To enter the Schengen territory, citizens of third countries must have a valid travel document and visa if required.
Tickets to the UEFA EURO 2012 games can only be purchased through the following website www.uefa.com, National Football Federations, or won in competitions organised by the official sponsors of the Tournament.
For the comfort of tourists from EU countries, the movement of organised groups of fans, football teams and UEFA activists will be facilitated on the four border crossings between Poland and Ukraine during UEFA EURO 2012™.
The ban on drinking alcohol in public places, possession of a knife or other dangerous items, the entry to a football match of a minor without a guardian – are just some of the regulations in force in Poland.
Choose the genuine logo and high quality licensed UEFA EURO 2012™ products. When you buy counterfeit goods you are agreeing to breaking the law and to the low quality of such goods.
Take care of your health when in Poland during UEFA EURO 2012. The sanitary and epidemiological rules are very similar to what you are used to back home.
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