The Polish government announced some time after the awarding of the Euro to Poland and Ukraine the construction of a new stadium in Warsaw, on the site of the 10th anniversary stadium, abandoned in 1983 and converted into a flea market. Planned for the beginning of 2008, the beginning of the construction is facing the refusal of the sellers to leave the place, renamed Rondo Waszyngtona. The government therefore set an ultimatum for the merchants, who left the huge market on September 30, 2007.
Built with the ruins of old buildings, the old stadium was completely demolished in a little less than six months. Construction finally began on October 7, 2008.
At the same time, a 15,000-seat sports hall, a hotel, an Olympic-sized swimming pool with a capacity of 4,000 spectators and a conference hall were built in the vicinity of the stadium, in the newly constructed sports center.
The site will be connected by a new railway station and a new metro line, continuing the Warsaw metro.
The stadium should have been completed by June 30, 20114 and opened on August 6, 2011, hosting a freestyle motorcycle competition, but a problem with the outside stairs delayed the completion of the work by five months and the opening concert will not take place until January 29, 2012, while the interior fittings will still not be completed by that date and the pitch will still be missing.
Initially planned for 55,920 seats, the capacity of the stadium increases to 58,580 when the seats are installed
Latest Update - 30.08.2021