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PGE Arena Gdansk (WSPE-724)

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PGE ARENA

Gdansk, Poland

WSPE-724

PGE Arena Gdansk, previously called the Baltic Arena, is a football stadium in Gda?sk, Poland, 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 Gdansk.

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.

In December 2009, the stadium’s name was purchased by the Polish Energy Group (PGE) for 35 million z?oty (about 8.5 million euro) for a duration of five years. The city of Gda?sk sold the naming rights in order to cover some of the costs of its construction. The only stipulation was that the name must include the word "Arena". The oil firm Lotos and PGE were the final competitors for the sponsorship contract which also includes the display of the firm’s logo in at least two locations at the top of the stadium, along with internal advertisements. The stadium was originally known as the Baltic Arena.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome.

World Stadiums Postcard Edition

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