Stadion Zagłębia Lubin

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Stadion Zagłębia Lubin
Zagłębie Stadium
Dialog Arena.jpg
Full name Stadion Zagłębia Lubin
Former names Dialog Arena
Location ul. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 98 59-300 Lubin, Poland
Owner City of Lubin
Operator Zagłębie Lubin
Capacity 16,068
Record attendance 12 369 Zagłębie - Śląsk
(28 April 2013)
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Field (Grass)
Construction
Broke ground 2007
Built 2007 - 2010
Opened

14 March 2009[1]

14 August 2010 (whole stadium)
Construction cost 130 mln Złotych
Architect Bremer AG
Tenants
Zagłębie Lubin (2009–present)
Website
www.zaglebie-lubin.pl

Stadion Zagłębia Lubin is a football stadium located in Lubin, Poland. It is the home ground of Zagłębie Lubin. The stadium holds 16,086 people.[2]

From the opening in 2009 until January 2012 the naming rights to the stadium were held by a Polish telecommunications company Telefonia Dialog.[3]

The old multi-use stadium was built on 22 July 1985 with a capacity of 35,000. Construction of a new stadium started on 18 September 2007. Zagłębie played its first official match in the new stadium on 14 March 2009 against Górnik Łęczna. Only three stands were opened.[4] The main stand was finished in 2010.

Stadium characteristic[edit]

The new stadium was built in the same place where the old stadium was located. Its construction began on September 18, 2007. Stands of the old stadium opened in 1985 were created on artificial hills. The large part (about 65%) of them, was demolished in the early stage of construction. The playing ground has been moved nearly 20 meters compared to the old stadium. Dialog Arena is not the modernization of the old facility – it has been completely built from scratch.

Dialog Arena at night

Construction of the new stadium took place in two stages. First stage provided for the construction of three stand was completed in early 2009. In the second stage the main stand was built, with the press center and VIP section. Construction cost per single chair was about 1817.5 €.

The new stadium meets the criteria for Category UEFA stadium 3. For watching matches in luxurious conditions conducive to the distance separating the stands from the pitch - 5.5 meters. The advantages of the new stadium are also one-level stands, which affect the quality of doping. Their height is 14 feet.[5] All seats are covered. Steel roof structure is supported by 52 concrete pillars, the weight of each is 24 tons. The stadium is lit by 150 floodlights, whose total illuminance is 2000 lux, enabling broadcasting of matches in High Definition.

On the main stand, the press center was established, which includes a conference room, a press center, two TV studios, 10 tables for the press, 10 desktops with 3 seats for television and radio commentator, and platforms for the cameras. Also, on the main stand is located 600 VIP category seats and 100 SuperVIP seats. Moreover, there are 32 places for disabled persons.[6]

Naming rights[edit]

The naming rights to the stadium was sold to Polish telecommunications company Telefonia Dialog. The official contract was signed at 3 February 2009. From then until February 2012, the stadium was known as the "Dialog Arena". From February 2012 stadium returned to its original standard name - Stadion Zagłębia Lubin[7][8]

Matches of the Polish national team[edit]

So far, Poland national football team has played only 1 match on the Zagłębia Lubin Stadium (Dialog Arena - during this match).

Nr Competition Date Opponent Attendance Result Scorers for Poland
1 Friendly 10 August 2011  Georgia 12310 1:0 (1:0) Jakub Błaszczykowski

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldofstadiums.com/europe/poland/stadion-zaglebia-lubin/
  2. ^ "Stadion Zagłębia". Stadiony.net. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Dialog Arena". urbanity.pl. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  4. ^ "Otwarcie Dialog Areny w Lubinie". gazetawroclawska.pl. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  5. ^ "Stadionowe miejsca dla wybranych". lubin.pl. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  6. ^ "Stadion Zagłębia Lubin". zaglebie-lubin.pl. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  7. ^ "Dialog Arena – pierwszy w Polsce stadion z nazwą sponsora". namingrights.pl. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  8. ^ "Stadion Zagłębia bez Dialogu". miedziowe.pl. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 

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Coordinates: 51°24′50.22″N 16°11′53.74″E / 51.4139500°N 16.1982611°E / 51.4139500; 16.1982611