PGE Arena Gdańsk

Lechia Gdańsk

  • 2012 European Football Championship
  • Matches of the Polish national football team
  • Playoff Final (Rugby)
  • European Nations Cup 2012/13
  • Matches of the Polish national rugby team

The PGE Arena Gdańsk is a football stadium in the along the Baltic city of Gdansk (Polish: Gdańsk). It was built as one of eight stadiums for the 2012 European Football Championship. " PGE " stands for the power company Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA, the purchaser of the right to a name.


Construction began on 15 December 2008, the topping out ceremony took place on 24 July 2010. It was completed after two years of construction in July 2011. Implementation of the stadium's construction assumes the architectural firm RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky from Dusseldorf. The naming rights acquired on 10 December 2009, the Polish power company Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA. (PGE ) for about 35 million zloty by the end of 2014 Before wearing the stadium project the name "Baltic Arena " (engl.: " Baltic Arena "). The frequently referred to as "amber stadium" because of its color finished stadium has a length of 236 meters and a width of 203 meters and 45 meters in height. The new stadium will be mainly used by the football club Lechia Gdańsk and offers in the future places for 44,000 spectators.

The opening was originally scheduled for 9 June 2011. As the first game in the PGE Arena a friendly match against Poland, France was being considered. However, on 23 May 2011, the Polish Football Association announced that the stadium would not be ready in time and in its current state is not the desired safety requirements of both football associations correspond, so that the meeting had to be moved to Warsaw Wojska Polskiego Stadium shortly. Approximately one year before the start of the EURO 2012 gave the construction company Alpine Bau on 20 July, the finished PGE Arena Gdansk to Gdansk.

At the opening of the National Stadium in Warsaw a test match between Poland and Germany (2-2 ) had been agreed on September 6, 2011. However, this was moved to the PGE Arena, as the stadium in Warsaw Schedule was not ready.

On 14 August 2011, the Arena with the game Lechia Gdańsk was opened against Cracovia Krakow.

2012 European Football Championship

During the European Championship a total of four games were played in the stadium. Among them were three group matches in Group C and a quarterfinal.