Pogon Szczecin stadium project takes further steps towards completion

Polish league title contender Pogoń Szczecin has continued the redevelopment of its Stadion Miejski with the installation of a new sound system through RCF.

The home of Pogoń Szczecin, currently second in the top-tier Ekstraklasa table, has been the subject of a major project since 2019, with the capacity set to rise to 20,500 from 18,000 by completion in 2022.

The plan includes the addition of new roofed stands, enhanced infrastructure and a new youth training centre at the stadium in Szczecin, Poland’s seventh biggest city.

The first phase of modernisation of the stadium within the west and south grandstands has now been completed with a new sound system based on RCF P Series speakers. All P 6215 are suspended to the roof of the stadium coupled in vertical clusters, two speakers per cluster.

“We are going to hear a qualitative leap during football matches,” said Stadion Miejski official Adam Wosik. “If we will build the new stadium with the quality of the sound system, then it is going to be a Champions League facility!”

The sound system has been delivered and completed by TOMMEX company, official distributor of RCF install products in Poland, in cooperation with the Elektro/BUD company, providing the electrical infrastructure for low voltage wiring of the sound system.

Stadion Miejski, which was built in 1925, is officially named Florian Krygier Municipal Stadium, after a Polish football coach who was an instrumental figure in Pogoń Szczecin’s history.

From the 1950s to 1989, the stadium was owned by the Pogoń Szczecin, but it now belongs to the City of Szczecin commune and is managed by the Municipal Sports, Recreation and Rehabilitation Center.

Modernisation was first discussed in 2015 after several new stadiums were built in Poland as it co-hosted Euro 2012. Designs were agreed in 2016 with a budget announced in 2019 and work beginning later that year as both the south and west stands were demolished. With much of the stadium removed, its capacity was little more than 4,000 during the 2019/20 season.

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