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|Full name||Silesian Stadium
|Location||Chorzów, Silesia, Poland|
(in the past 120,000)
|Record attendance||130 000 (1973 Speedway World Championship, 2 September 1973)|
|Field size||105 x 68 m|
|Opened||22 July 1956|
|Construction cost||no data
465 mln PLN (expansion only)
|Poland national team
(to 1993 as de facto, 1993-2012 as official)
Silesian national team¹
other club from Upper-Silesian Metropolis¹
¹ - only important matches
Silesian Stadium (Polish: Stadion Śląski) is a sport stadium located between Chorzów and Katowice, Silesia, Poland. It opened on 22 July 1956 and has since hosted crowds of over 120,000 for both football matches and motorcycle speedway world championships. It also hosts music festivals.
In 1993, the stadium was designated as the official home stadium of the Polish national football team. In the 1990s, the stadium was converted to an all-seater stadium, reducing the capacity to 47,246. Currently, there are plans to expand its capacity to 55,211 and to construct a roof over the stadium (claimed to become one of the largest in the world, 43,000 m2).
The football pitch at the Silesia Stadium is surrounded by a 384 metres (420 yards) long Motorcycle speedway track. The first World Final held at the stadium in 1973, was run in front of the largest crowd in world speedway history.
In 2009, it was the venue of performances by Monster Jam.
- "stadion". Oficjalna strona Stadionu Śląskiego. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
- "Nowy Stadion Śląski robi wrażenie (wideo)" (in Polish). Sport.pl. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
- "Pół wieku Stadionu Śląskiego" (Half a century of the Silesian Stadium)
- Gazeta Wyborcza
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