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Stadion Wroclaw

Stadion Wroclaw is also known the Municipal Stadium (official documents) or the Stadion Miejski. In all probability, the stadium will get a commercial sponsor in the near future, which will be chosen by the operator of the stadium.


The present operator of the stadium is a company named Wrocław 2012, owned by the city itself. Slask Wroclaw, the Polish football team uses the stadium as their home venue. Stadion Wroclaw stadium has a capacity of 42,771 spectators, all seated and all covered.


Stadion Wroclaw


History


The construction of the stadium began in April 2009, and was completed in September 2011. The first event held at the stadium was a WBC Boxing title match on September 10, 2010.


However, the first football match was played between Slask Wroclaw and Lechia Gdansk on 28 October 2011. The home team, Śląsk, won the match 1-0 as Johan Voskamp became the first goal-scorer at the new stadium.


Major Matches


The stadium was used for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, which was won by Spain. Three group stage matches were played in this stadium, all being of Group A.


The Poland national football team plays often on this stadium. It played its inaugural friendly against Italy on 11 November, 2001.


The match which has seen the highest attendance was when the Slask Wroclaw played Sevilla on August 29, 2013. The game was witnessed by 42,771 people on the stadium.


Controversies


The home team Slask Wroclaw has one of the largest supporter movements in Poland. They call themselves the Nobles and have been very active in the nationalist and anti-communist movements in Poland.


Many of the club's fans were active in the Solidarity and Fighting Solidarity movement which were fighting the communist regime in Poland. It is therefore not unusual to see anticommunist and patriotic slogans on the stands.


The high level of politicization of sports gets to the centre of much controversy, especially due to ideological clashes.


Recent Matches


Slask is presently placed at the 10th position in the League Table, which is marginally better than their 11th finish in the previous season. On 27th October 2017, they won 3-0 against Pogon at home.


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