Falubaz Zielona Góra
|Falubaz Zielona Góra|
|Track address||ul. Wrocławska 69
65-019 Zielona Góra
|Colours||Yellow, White and Green|
|Track size||340 metres (370 yd)|
|Track record time||58.87 seconds|
|Track record date||2009-09-13|
|Track record holder||Niels Kristian Iversen|
|Major team honours|
Falubaz Zielona Góra is a Polish speedway team based in Zielona Góra who currently races in Speedway Ekstraliga. The club has won Polish Speedway League seven times (latest in 2013). It is commonly known as Falubaz due to one of its former names.
The stadium, informally named as W69, is located on 69 Wrocławska Street. It contains 15,000 seats, but except for the most interesting matches, the capacity is reduced to only 15,000. The track is 337.50 metres long and has a granite surface. It has had an inflatable airfence since May 4, 2006.
The stadium is currently being renovated. Some of the benches are being replaced with plastic seats, the floodlights have been erected, the cash desks and the fence were modernised. The track was widened on the bends and the club's new headquarters has been built and moved from 31 Dworcowa Street.
Zielona Góra speedway club is six time Polish League Championship.
The club was founded in 1946 with the establishing of a motorcycle department of Militia Sports Club (Polish Milicyjny Klub Sportowy). The first speedway race in the city took place on a 450 meters long track on October 20, 1946. The winner was Zygmunt Dolata as he hold best time of the meeting.
In 1947 Mieczysław Chlebisz, a re-emigrant from the UK, arrived back to the city, bringing the first professional speedway motorcycle as used in many speedway leagues, including Britain. In the 1948 season a Poznan District League (Polish Poznańska Liga Okręgowa) was set up, containing 9 teams, including Leszczyński Klub Motorowy, Ostrowski Klub Motorowy, Unia Gniezno, Unia Gorzów and Unia Zielona Góra.
The club's riders were (in alphabetical order): Jerzy Błoch, Mieczysław Chlebicz, Kazimierz Juzala, Alfons Kostusiak, Ksawery Sawicki, Józef Śmigielski, Stanisław Świstak and Marian Zadoń.
On 3 October 2011, a fan was accidentally run over and killed by an unmarked police vehicle during celebrations of the team's victory in the national championship. Two police officers were injured and nine people arrested during riots that ensued overnight.
KSF Zielona Góra
KSF Zielona Góra is a football team founded by fans of Falubaz in 2010. They started form the bottom of the football pyramid in the local amateur divisions however they have been promoted every year since their existence, four promotions in a row and started the 2014/15 season in the IV liga, the fifth tier.
- "Polish speedway fans attack police after accident". The Associated Press. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
- Falubaz.com – main site about Falubaz and speedway in Zielona Góra Polski
- Official website Polski
- Zielona Góra sports portal – speedway section Polski
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