'Wow' was the reaction of UEFA head Michel Platini when he viewed the construction of the 700 million złoty stadium, which forms the centrepiece of the redevelopment of the Letnica district of the city. 'I must praise the city president and all involved for an amazing project, not only of the stadium but also of the revitalisation of the neighbourhood,' said Platini, 'the tournament lasts only three weeks, but the infrastructure will serve for 40-50 years.'
Designed to look like a glowing piece of amber the 44,000 seater stadium hosted four games during Euro 2012 and incorporates Lechia's colours of green and white in the seating.
Ticket prices start at 25/15zł rising to 55/35zł for the best seats. In Your Pocket recommends heading for sectors P or Q where you will have view, atmosphere and safety with prices also at a palatable 45/30zł. You can buy tickets in advance or on matchdays at the stadium ticket office. You'll need to bring a form of identification so they can register you and sell you a ticket.
There are a number of ways to get to the stadium from the centre of Gdańsk. The easiest way is to jump in a taxi, which will set you back 20-25zł. Of course, Uber is usually a cheaper alternative before the game starts! By public transport from the main station, take the number 7 tram or jump on the special local SKM train which runs to the Stadion Energa Gdańsk stop next to the ground. Note that this only runs on matchdays. The regular SKM services to Sopot and Gdynia do not travel to this station and instead you will need to get off at Gdańsk Politechnika and then take a 15 minute walk from there.
Lechia have invested in their team quite heavily, by Polish standards, in recent years and are beginning to trouble the established Polish sides - Legia, Wisła and Lech, while crowds have been on the increase with the bigger games coming close to sell outs.
For the latest fixtures and kick-off times please check the 'Sports' section of our What's On chapter.
Stadion Energa Gdansk
ul. Pokoleń Lechii Gdańsk 1, Gdańsk (Letnica)
‘What did the Euro 2012 football finals ever do for us?’ Well in Monte Pythonesque style, apart from the new roads, the new airports, the new train stations, the new hotels and the increased profile abroad, the Euros also brought us a world class arena w