|Address||ul. Pokolen Lechii Gdansk 1, Gdansk, Poland|
|Build Date||14 August 2011|
|Architect||RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky|
|Average Attendance||14,746 (Season 2018/19)|
|Record Attendance||Football – 40,392 (Poland – Netherlands, 1:2, 01 June 2016); Events – 40,794 (Justin Timberlake concert, 19 August 2014)|
|Stadium Cost||$227 million|
|Roof||Yes, completely covers all seats|
|Who is the owner of Stadion Energa Gdansk?||City of Gdansk|
|Pitch Size||105 m × 68 m|
|Where is Stadion Energa Gdansk located?||54°23′24″N 18°38′25″E|
|Nickname||Former names: Baltic Arena (during construction), PGE Arena Gdansk (2010–2015), Arena Gdansk (UEFA Euro 2012), Stadion w Gdansku Letnicy (2015)|
The main stadium in Gdansk is the third largest football ground in Poland. It’s located about 4 miles north of the Old Town, in the Letnica district, not far away from the Martwa Wisła River. Its incredible colour and architectural style of its façade and roof are not coincidental. The arena resembles Baltic amber – the rare gemstone extracted in the nearby regions of Poland. It’s so much admired that it’s even called the “gold of the Baltic”.
The arena has an oval shape and four two-tiered continuous stands. The long sides are called Trybuna Zolta (Yellow) and Trybuna Czerwona (Red). The short sides are known as Trybuna Zielona (Green) and Trybuna Niebieska (Blue). The next ticket categories are available at the arena:
- Business seats located on the sides opposite each other;
- Cat 1 seats located at the main stands closer to the half-way line;
- Cat 2 seats located at the main stands further away from the half-way line;
- Cat 3 seats located at the short sides of the ground.
Although several big music concerts took place at the Stadion Energa Gdansk, the ground is mostly used for the football matches and it was specifically designed for this purpose. Therefore, the view of the pitch is fantastic nearly from each of its 41,620 seats. Four matches of Euro 2012 including one quarterfinal had been played there. From time to time, the Poland national football team plays their friendly home matches there.
The Stadion Energa Gdansk is rarely packed during the matches of the national competitions. But if Lechia Gdansk plays against big teams in the European tournaments or whenever the other anticipated games, concerts and events take place at the venue, you need to use StubHub in order to get convenient seats quickly and reliably. This website is great for buying tickets from abroad at a reasonable price. Advanced navigation and a number of handy tools will help you to get those tickets in no time.
You can also get the tickets in the following ways:
- At the official website;
- Via email – firstname.lastname@example.org;
- At Fanstore Lechia located near the ground;
- At one of the numerous sales offices which can be found throughout Gdansk;
- At the ticket office (‘Kasy’) located at the eastern side of the stadium.
The tickets for the home matches of Lechia Gdansk usually cost PLN 20…30 ($5…$8) for the cheapest seats behind the goals. The seats at the longside stands cost PLN 35…110 ($9…$29). The tickets for the European matches and other events can be more expensive.
One of the fun things about the trip to Gdansk is that it is actually a metropolitan area consisting of three cities (Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot). They have so much to offer for every traveller and you can easily explore all of them at once. It’s also quite convenient that you can use Booking.com to find several great hotels within 1-3-mile distance from the Stadion Energa Gdansk. Below you’ll find my hotel recommendations.
- Focus Hotel Premium Gdańsk – is located in a calm surrounding about 3 miles away from the sports venue in Gdansk. It has new convenient facilities and incredible service. The price of the room for two is 67$ per night.
- Hotel Arena Expo – is a modern and new hotel with free parking, excellent service and lots of other great features. It is around a 15-minute walk away from the Stadion Energa Gdansk. The double or twin room including breakfast cost 57$.
- Smart Hotel – is really a clever choice in every aspect. This boutique-style hotel is located within a 15-minute drive from the stadium, 10 minutes away from the city centre, and literally a few steps away from a great shopping centre called Galeria Bałtycka. It’s a bargain for 45$ per night.
- Hotel Logos – the distance from there to the stadium is about 2 miles. The hotel itself is an architectural masterpiece located in a lovely area with plenty of greenery around it. There is a supermarket nearby and the area is very safe and cosy. The room costs 53$ per night.
- Hotel Szydłowski – offers nice and spacious accommodations for only 59$ per night. It is situated less than 3 miles away from the home ground of Lechia Gdansk. Speaking about the staff, décor, and amenities, you’ll be definitely pleased to stay there.
How to get to
Public transport in Gdansk, in general, is punctual. Many bus stops are equipped with the electronic boards showing the time of departure and arrival of each bus. Trams, water trams, and buses are affordable. There is no metro in this city but you can rely on the existing routes of all other means of public transportation.
By Tram – the tram lines 3, 5, and 10 are very convenient in terms of quick access to the arena of Lechia Gdansk.
By Bus – the bus lines 122, 138, 158, 199, 249 stop very close to the football ground in Gdansk.
By Car – search for the stadium’s name or its address in Google Maps or sat nav in order to get the correct directions. Stadion Energa Gdansk is located at ul. Pokolen Lechii Gdansk 1, Gdansk.
By Plane – Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is situated 9 miles to the west from the stadium. A taxi ride within this route normally takes about 20 minutes, while if you use public transport, you’ll get to the arena not less than in an hour.
Over 2,000 parking spots are available directly at the ground. Those are extremely helpful on non-matchdays but before the kick-off, I wouldn’t really expect to park the car there. However, there is always a solution. The approximate matchday paid parking price near the sports venue in Gdansk is PLN 15 ($4).
Eating out nearby
There is great news for every first-time traveller to Gdansk. Firstly, the city has many yummy places to enjoy local and international cuisine. Secondly, the cost of meals at the majority of venues in Gdansk is very affordable. Among the things you should try is zurek (sour rye soup), smoked mountain cheese, and traditional pierogis (dumplings) with thick creamed wild mushroom sauce. Try paczek, the local doughnut, for a dessert.
Pubs, bars & cafes
- Labeerynt – is a wonderful pub located about 3 miles away from the ground. It’s very close to the Old Town of Gdansk. There are over 15 taps of excellent beers but food choices are limited.
- Pub Browar Spółdzielczy – it will take you a bit more than 10 minutes to get from this pub to the main sports ground of Gdansk. It’s a legendary place for all local craft beer-lovers. The service is also fantastic.
- T29 Sports Pub – is a must-visit venue for every fan of Lechia Gdansk. During all home and away matchdays, this venue gets super busy. It’s the place where you can experience the atmosphere of the local unity of fans and to enjoy some decent drinks and meals.
- Pierogarnia Mandu – is all about dumplings, home-made Polish meals and amazing desserts. If you try pierogis at this place, you will love it. They have salty and sweet dumplings, black ones, yellow ones, and many surprising combinations of filling. The distance to the Stadion Energa Gdansk is about 3 miles.
- Correze Restaurant – is a 10-minute drive away from the sports ground. It’s a pleasant venue with a home-like atmosphere and nice personnel. Mediterranean food with fresh Baltic seafood is a perfect choice for many travellers and local foodies; so don’t forget to reserve your table.
- Kubicki – is a top-class restaurant located about 3 miles away from the ground. Although it’s the most expensive among the eateries mentioned above, their food is simply fantastic. Also, it’s still affordable compared to similar places in the major European cities.
Things to see at the stadium
The ground boasts with 53,000 square metres of space for administrative and commercial use including T29 Sports Bar & Restaurant hugely popular among ‘the White-and-Green’ army of supporters. The visitors to the stadium can also enjoy a rollerblade track called PitStop Gdansk. It’s definitely a great way to pass the time near the venue.
Exploration of the hidden areas of the stunning Stadion Energa Gdansk is another awesome attraction available to its visitors. The normal stadium tour ticket costs only 17 PLN ($4.5), while the discounts are available for the students and pensioners – they should pay 12 PLN ($3.2). More details can be found at the ground’s official website.
Another fun public place which can be found at the Stadion Energa Gdansk is the Lechia Gdansk Museum. Unsurprisingly, it’s especially loved by the fans of Lechia Gdansk. It features about 1,600 exhibits and many of them are related to the club’s wonderful football ground. 5 PLN/3 PLN ($1.3/$0.8) for the adults/concessions seems like a very reasonable price. The additional information about this museum can be found here.
You can find the club’s fan store directly at the ground. Also, Lions of the North S.C. is the official fan store of Lechia Gdansk. It is located 3 miles to the south from the Stadion Energa Gdansk. If you prefer shopping online, go to the Sklep Lechia and choose any official merchandise that you need.
Things to do in Gdansk
While many people don’t consider the Baltic seaside and Poland in general as a great travel destination, they are wrong. Gdansk is a marvellous merchant city with unique historical landmarks, inspiring architecture, and romantic quays. You can find many wonderful museums, affordable restaurants with incredible local food, and peaceful paved cycling paths alongside the endless beaches. Also, Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot form one metropolitan area with a united public transport system. So you can easily see the best of all three cities during one trip.
Exploration of Gdansk is fun but it can become more informative with a local guide. Private tri-city tours can help you to discover the best places of interest in Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot. Also, there are many wonderful shore excursions available in the city. Among the other similar experiences are certainly Gdansk hop-on-hop-off bus tour and bike tours.
Top 3 places to visit
Trakt Królewski – literally means ‘the Royal Way’. About 80 per cent of the city’s major monuments and places of interest are actually concentrated within this route between two city gates. You’ll fall in love with the colourful streets of the ancient city, its architecture and purity.
Dlugie Pobrzeze – means ‘long embankment’. It’s a place where you can find numerous cosy restaurants. A meal by the water is especially enjoyable during the summer days. However, this quay played an important role in the past days. The seven gates and the other mysterious and magical details of the wharf will remind you about those times at every corner.
Malbork Castle – is located 40 miles from Gdansk and you probably wouldn’t imagine that your football trip can be also a perfect opportunity to see the world’s largest castle by land area. You can easily spend 4 hours walking around this nice medieval fortress so plan your time accordingly.