At the time of writing it is still not finished and no games have been played here yet. It does look impressive from afar with its red and white panels being its most distinctive feature. Stay tuned for more updates. Here is night time photo.
This is an old stadium in the Mokotow district which has a long history. Mainly used for football, it is now in a state of disrepair. The pitch is still used for football and there is (the remnants of) a running track. The stands are falling apart and the press box is in a shocking state.
Watch this jogger's eye view of the stadium in its abandonment.
There are two major clubs: Legia Warszawa and Polonia Warszawa
Polonia Warszawa 6 Konwiktorska Street, Warsaw.www.ksppolonia.com
As it started in 1911, Polonia has a longer history than Legia, although it is generally regarded as Warsaw’s club number two. A revamped stadium, which can hold 6,000 ensures that the small but loyal fan base have a respectable place to watch their favourite team and the stadium is occasionally used for other events like concerts and rugby matches. With a fairly central location the stadium is within easy reach of the underground and other public transport.
Legia Warszawa 3 Lazienkowska Street, Warsaw www.legia.com
Warsaw’s most famous club and rival of Polonia. With the official opening of the newly constructed stadium it has seats for around 30,000 people and now has all the hallmarks of a modern stadium. The stadium is down by the river so fans usually take the underground, then catch a bus which stops right outside the stadium.
Legia fans are more aggressive than Polonia fans so if you see a large group of Legia fans, it is generally best to avoid them or you could end up being in a railway or underground carriage surrounded by them, with riot police carefully watching over them as they sing their way through the journey. (It has happened to me once or twice).
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