The PGE Arena Gdańsk
, previously called the Baltic Arena
, is a football stadium
, that is being constructed for the UEFA Euro 2012
. The stadiums' exterior is designed to resemble amber
which has long been extracted on the Baltic
coast. Construction started in 2008. Once completed in the first half of 2011, it will be used mostly for football
matches and will become the home stadium of Lechia Gdańsk
This stadium will typically be a football stadium, which means that the turf will not be ejected or changeable. For that reason it also lacks an athletics track (running). The stadium will have dimensions of 105x68 meters, and its distance from the grandstand is 10.5 m behind the goals, and 8.5 m from the side lines. Baltic Arena Grandstands under the standards of FIFA and UEFA will be covered, the center which is hovering over the field however will be uncovered. The issue of installing a sliding roof was considered, but the idea was abandoned due to costs and limited time to complete the construction. The capacity of the stands is 44,000 spectators, all seated.
Remaining space is reserved for the other participants of the event (staff, etc.) and the stadium will cater for 1 500 VIP grandstand seats and 50 extra seats for the disabled. For the very affluent guests there will be 48 boxes behind glass, where catering will be provided (so-called sky-boxes).
In December 2009, the stadium’s name was purchased by the Polish Energy......