The Stadion Energa Gdańsk is a football stadium in Gdańsk, Poland. It was previously called the Baltic Arena and PGE Arena Gdańsk. Located on ul.Pokoleń Lechii Gdańsk, it is the home stadium of Lechia Gdańsk.
Stadion Energa Gdansk Stadium Capacity
The stadium is the largest arena in Ekstraklasa and the third largest in the country with a seating capacity of 41,620 spectators. The capacity is increased to 43,615 seats during league matches. The stadium offers 1383 seats of higher standard for the more affluent guests.
The construction of the stadium started in the year 2008 and took about three years for the completion. The stadium was opened at 19 July 2011.
In 2010, the official name of the stadium changed to PGE Arena Gdańsk after Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE Group) acquired the naming rights for the stadium. The stadium’s name was purchased 8.5 million euro for a duration of five years. The contract ended on 30 September 2015, after PGE chose not to renew the contract.
The stadium's new sponsor was Energa, which was revealed on 9th November 2015.
The first official football event on PGE Arena Gdańsk was between Lechia Gdańsk and Cracovia which took place on 14th August 2011. The first international match was between Poland and Germany which took place on 6 September 2011.
The stadium also hosted the finals of Euro 2012 and four other matches during the tournament.
Along initial design, all seats were to create a mosaic of yellow and orange in various tones, which was to match the amber facades and roof.
However, the supporters of the home club launched a protest to block the move saying that the stadium should be associated with their club's colours and not those of the arch-rival Arka Gdynia.
The architects were asked to rethink the colours and came up with various tones of green which was accepted by supporters.