Design & Development

Gorzów presents plans for stadium redevelopment

Featured image credit: Gorzów/Michał Heck

The Polish city of Gorzów has detailed plans for a major renovation project at the home stadium of football club Stilon Gorzów Wielkopolski.

The project will increase the capacity of the Stadium at ul. Olimpijska from 5,000 to 10,000 and ensure the venue is capable of hosting top-flight Ekstraklasa football in the future. Gorzów currently plays in the III Liga.

The city has commissioned a design concept for the project, which will be carried out in phases. As a result, work will be carried out on each stand separately to enable the stadium to remain open throughout the process.

The reinforced concrete elements of the stands will be built in a way that will enable a steel-structure roof to be installed in the future. The project will also include upgraded team facilities and media areas, as well as a VAR room.

Architect Michał Heck has designed the renderings of the reimagined stadium. No timeline has been set for the project.

Earlier this month, Poland’s Prime Minister pledged PLN40m (£7.6m/€8.8m/$9.5m) in Government funding to help redevelop the home of newly-crowned Ekstraklasa champion, Raków Częstochowa.

Miejski Stadion Piłkarski “Raków” first opened in 1955 and has a current capacity of only 5,500. It is not eligible to host UEFA Champions League games beyond the third qualifying round, and can only stage the qualifying rounds of other UEFA club competitions. The club therefore currently needs to find another home outside of the city of Częstochowa to play such matches.