Published 20 February 2009
Final works of the first stage of Zagłębie Lubin stadium construction are underway. General sound and lighting checks were recently conducted, and the compulsory technical receptions are carried out in the whole structure. As soon as March 14th the first game will be played on the new lawn, during which the Lubin team will face Górnik Łęczna.
- Before the commencing of the spring games round, the stadium will need to be adapted to meet all regulations for mass event organization, the UEFA and PZPN standards as well as for it to acquire a use permit – says Jacek Kazimierczyk, deputy general construction engineer at PeBeKa S.A., acting trade director of stadium project in the consortium. – Everything is going according to schedule, so we can now invite the fans to the first game in a completely new facility.
The new stadium is being erected in place of a preexisting 80 years old structure. First – half a year ago – tribunes and construction elements were taken apart, seats were dismantled, and the mound was dug out. Later new foundations were laid, roof was built, new grass laid (grass imported from Bavaria), new tribunes built, which now have orange seats. Football fans in the first rows will only be a handful of meters away from the playing field. Those in farther places will see the game better thanks to two modern LED-screens. The stadium is illuminated with 150 spotlights (2,000 lx of force), meeting the requirements of HDTV (as the second stadium in Poland). In recent weeks technical rehearsals were conducted on the stadium. Among other installations, sound and lighting were tested (Philips is the system supplier). All tests were positive. Presently the structure is being audited by special authorities and institutions, including the fire department, sanitation department and the State Work Inspection.
Commencing of games does not mean the end of construction works. The stadium will be fully complete in 2010. Until that time on the western side of the facility the club building will be erected, which will house changing rooms, showers, toilets, catering, VIP area, modern press and TV centers, etc. The Zagłębie Lubin stadium will meet the highest Class 3 UEFA standards. This will allow international games to take place here. The Lubin stadium is aimed to accommodate 16 thousand onlookers.