Miejski Stadion Piłkarski "Raków"

The Miejski Stadion Piłkarski "Raków" (English: "Raków" Municipal Football Stadium) is a football stadium in Częstochowa, Poland. The venue is located at the 83 Bolesław Limanowski Street in the Raków district. It is the home ground of the Raków Częstochowa football club.[1]

Miejski Stadion Piłkarski "Raków"
Stadion Raków otwarcie.jpg
Location83 Bolesław Limanowski Street, Częstochowa, Poland[1]
OwnerCity of Częstochowa
OperatorMiejski Ośrodek Sportu i Rekreacji w Częstochowie[1]
Capacity5,500
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1951-1955
OpenedJuly 22, 1955
Renovated2020–21[1]
Tenants
Raków Częstochowa,
Gol Częstochowa

HistoryEdit

The Social Committee for Stadium Construction was established in 1951 on the initiative of Eng. Marian Zdunkiewicz. The facility was opened on July 22, 1955. In addition to the football field, a running track and an athletics hill were built. The capacity of the facility was approximately 8,000 people. The owner of the stadium was Huta Częstochowa. In 2003, the steelworks handed it over to the city.

After 1985, an announcer's tower and a training ground were built to the east of the stadium.

After the promotion of the Raków team to the I liga in the 2016/17 season, the stadium was adapted to league requirements by roofing 588 seats, repairing damaged stands, replacing the seats, as well as installing artificial lighting of the field. In addition, training pitches with back-up facilities were created. In February 2019, the capacity was increased to 4,200 seats.

Along with the promotion of Raków to Ekstraklasa in the 2018/2019 season, it was necessary to modernize the stadium in order to adapt it to the licensing requirements. In the years 2020-2021, the stands with 5500 seats were built, the turf heating system was installed and the facilities were rebuilt. The value of the investment is over PLN 17 million.

 
Stadium in 2008

Major matchesEdit

1978 UEFA European Under-18 ChampionshipEdit

5 May Soviet Union   4–0   Greece
Netherlands   1–0   Norway
7 May Netherlands   2–2   Greece
9 May Soviet Union   2–0   Netherlands
Norway   2–1   Greece

Polish CupEdit

On April 10, 2019, a match of the Polish Cup semi-finals was played at the stadium, in which Raków Częstochowa lost 0–1 to Lechia Gdańsk. The meeting was watched by 4,820 people.

Raków Częstochowa0–1Lechia Gdańsk
Report Sobiech   17'
Attendance: 4,820

On April 6, 2022, a match of the Polish Cup semi-finals was played at the stadium, in which Raków Częstochowa win 1–0 to Legia Warsaw. The meeting was watched by 5,500 people.

Raków Częstochowa1–0Legia Warsaw
Wdowiak   5' Report
Attendance: 5,500

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Miejski Stadion Piłkarski "Raków"". MOSiR Częstochowa (in Polish).

Coordinates: 50°46′36″N 19°09′33″E / 50.776748°N 19.159229°E / 50.776748; 19.159229