Club: MKS Cracovia | Opening: 1912 | Capacity: 15,016 seats
History and description
Stadion Cracovii opened on the 31st of March 1912 with a match between Cracovia and Pogoń Lwów.
The stadium underwent several changes in the decades following, often following damages sustained by floods, thunderstorms, and an air raid during the Second World War.
Bad luck continued in the late 1960s, when a fire burned down large parts of the stadium, which led to the almost complete rebuilding of the ground.
In 2009, Cracovia embarked on a major redevelopment program that saw the complete rebuilding of Stadion Cracovii into a modern arena. The newly built stadium was completed one year later, in 2010.
The stadium’s complete name is Stadion Cracovii im. Józefa Piłsudskiego, a name that was given in 1936 in honour of Polish marshal Józef Piłsudski.
Stadion Cracovii is located just west outside the city walls of Krakow’s historic city centre. The stadium lies in the same area as Wisła’s Stadion Miejski, and only a few hundred metres away from the Wisła river.
The walk from the central Rynek square takes less than 15 minutes, as does the walk from the Wawel area. The central railway station, which lies on the other side of the centre, is about a 30-minute walk away.
Bus 52 can also bring you from the railway station to the stadium. Take the bus in the direction of Olszanica and get off, after about 8 minutes, at stop Cracovia. Bus 124 to Rondo Grunwaldzkie is an equal alternative, as is tram 15 to Cichy Kącik. Get off at stop Cracovia (bus 124) or Oleandry (tram 15).
Address: Kałuży 1, 30-111 Kraków
Tickets for Cracovia matches can be bought at the Ticket Office at the stadium, in pre-sale as well as on the day of the match.
Registration is required for anyone who wants to attend a Cracovia match, foreigners included. The process, which can be done at the club office and for which an ID is required, takes only a few minutes.
Ticket prices range from PLN 10.00 for a seat behind the goal to PLN 25.00 for an upper seat at the main stand.
Relevant Internet links
Cracovia.pl – Official website of MKS Cracovia.
Krakow.pl – Tourist information for the city of Krakow.
Mpk.krakow.pl – Information about Krakow public transport.
Jakdojade.pl – Public transport journey planner.