Kielce City Stadium

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Kolporter Arena
Stadion MOSiR Kielce Staszek 20060401.jpg
Full name Stadion Miejski w Kielcach
Location Ulica Ściegiennego 8 Kielce, Poland
Owner City of Kielce
Operator City of Kielce and Korona Kielce
Capacity 15,500
Field size 105 m x 68 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2004
Built 2004-2006
Opened 1 April 2006[1]
Construction cost 48 mln PLN
Tenants
Korona Kielce

The Kolporter Arena (official name) is a multi-purpose stadium in Kielce, Poland. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Korona Kielce. The stadium holds 15,500 and was built in 2006. It is one of the most modern football stadiums in Poland.

On the 1 April 2006, eighteen months to the day that construction started on the project, its inaugural match took place, an Ekstraklasa match between Korona and Zagłębie Lubin. The match finished in a 1–1 draw.

The old stadium of Korona is currently being used by the reserve team.

Facts[edit]

Korona Kielce-Wisła Kraków
Korona Kielce-Legia Warszawa
  • Total capacity: 15 500
  • Capacity on international matches: 14 525
  • Sitting places: 13 823
  • "Młyn": 500 - 1 800
  • Sector for visitors: 777
  • Family sector: 545
  • Free admission cards: 320
  • Youth teams sector: 320
  • Sector for VIPs: 104
  • Places for press: 54
  • Club: Korona Kielce
  • Illumination: 1 411 lux
  • Inauguration: 01.04.2006 (Korona Kielce - Zagłębie Lubin 1-1)
  • Record attendance: 15 500 (Korona Kielce - Legia Warszawa 3-1, 23.09.2006)
  • Project: ATJ Architekci
  • Cost: 48 million PLN
  • Construction period: 22.11.2004-1.04.2006
  • Address: Ściegiennego 8, Kielce
  • Other: heated grass, covered

Coordinates: 50°51′41″N 20°37′29″E / 50.86139°N 20.62472°E / 50.86139; 20.62472

Inside The Stadium

Matches of the Polish national team[edit]

So far the Polish national football team played 3 matches in the new Kielce stadium. The first was against Armenia during the qualification phase of Euro 2008. The second match was against San Marino during the qualifications for the 2010 World Cup. That game was notable for two reasons: 1) the Polish team achieved its highest victory ever, 10:0, beating its 46 years old record (a 9:0 victory against Norway in 1963). 2) Poland scored its fastest goal ever thanks to Rafał Boguski, who scored for 1-0 already in the 23rd second of the game.

A friendly match against Finland took place at the stadium on 23 May 2010.

Nr Competition Date Opponent Attendance Result Scorers for Poland
1 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifications 28 March 2007  Armenia 15500 1:0 (1:0) Maciej Żurawski
2 FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifications 1 April 2009  San Marino 15550 10:0 (4:0) Euzebiusz Smolarek 3, Rafał Boguski 2, Ireneusz Jeleń, Mariusz Lewandowski, Robert Lewandowski, Marek Saganowski, Michele Marani (o.g.)
3 Friendly 29 May 2010  Finland 14000 0:0 (0:0)

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