Arena Zabrze

The Arena Zabrze,[2][3][4] also known as the Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla (Ernest Pohl Stadium), is a football stadium in Zabrze, Poland. It is the home ground of Górnik Zabrze. Originally constructed in 1934, it is currently in the process of complete rebuilding.

Arena Zabrze
Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla
Stadion Miejski im. Ernesta Pohla w Zabrzu
Former namesAdolf Hitler Kampfbahn
(1934–1946)
Stadion Górnika
(1946–2005)
Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla (2005–2016)
LocationZabrze, Poland
OwnerCity of Zabrze
OperatorGórnik Zabrze
Capacity24,563[1]
(31,871 after completion)
Record attendance50,000
Górnik 3–1 Gwardia W.
September 22, 1957
Field size105 m x 68 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1934 (old stadium)
2011–2016
(new stadium)
OpenedSeptember 2, 1934
February 21, 2016
Renovated1935, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1988, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008
Construction cost192.5 mn PLN
ArchitectGMT Sp. z o.o.
(new stadium)
Tenants
Górnik Zabrze
(1949– )
Stadion Miejski im. Ernesta Pohla

HistoryEdit

Built in 1934 as Adolf-Hitler-Kampfbahn (en: Adolf Hitler Arena), this name was used until 1946. In 2005 it was given the new name of Ernest Pohl, a famous Polish footballer who played for Górnik Zabrze. In 2016 the stadium was named "Arena Zabrze", although the formal name is still "Ernest Pohl Stadium".[4]

New stadiumEdit

A first stage of renovation was approved for 192.5 million złoty, and is to hold 24,563 spectators.[1] Three stands were opened on February 21, 2016. Completed stadium will have capacity of 31,871.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Stadion | Arena Zabrze". Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Stadion | Klub". Górnik Zabrze Spółka Akcyjna.
  3. ^ "Stadion Arena Zabrze". Arena-zabrze.pl (in Polish).
  4. ^ a b "Nowy stadion Zabrze: trybuny gotowe na 21 lutego, ale nie cały obiekt [ZDJĘCIA]". January 21, 2016.

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Coordinates: 50°17′46.74″N 18°46′6.83″E / 50.2963167°N 18.7685639°E / 50.2963167; 18.7685639