Poland’s Stadion Śląski signs naming-rights deal

Mining company Polska Grupa Górnicza has acquired naming rights for Stadion Śląski, a 55,000-seat stadium in the Polish city of Chorzów.

The stadium underwent extensive renovation work that lasted eight years and reopened in 2017. Under the new agreement, the venue will officially be known as the PGG Stadion Śląski.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed but the stadium said details would be released in due course. Both parties have pledged to support major events taking place at the stadium in the coming years.

Stadium marshal Jakub Chełstowski said: “PGG Stadion Śląski sounds great. The Polska Grupa Górnicza is a stable partner, and the events that take place here are exceptional events on a national scale.

“Our stadium has amazing marketing potential and I am glad that such a large company will be our strategic partner. I believe that this cooperation will bring tangible benefits and many events.”

The Sportowe Fakty website reported that the stadium is considering a bid for the 2024 European Athletics Championships, as well as other music and cultural events.

The stadium used to serve as the home of Poland’s national football team, which now plays most of its matches at the 58,000-seat National Stadium in Warsaw.

Image: Stadion Śląski