Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa
Club: KP Legia Warszawa | Opening: 2010 | Capacity: 31,000 seats
History and description
Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa im. Marszalka J. Pilsudskiego, also known as Stadion Wojska Polskiego w Warszawie (Polish Army Stadium) and previously known as the Pepsi Arena, was built to replace Legia’s old and dilapidated stadium with the same name.
First plans for the new stadium were made in the 1990s, however due to difficulties regarding the ownership of the land (owned by the Polish army), it took until 2008 for construction to actually start.
Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa officially opened on 7 August 2010 with a friendly match between Legia and Arsenal (6-5). At that time three out of four stands were completed. The fourth stand got built afterwards.
Between 2010 and 2015 the stadium was called Pepsi Arena following a naming rights sponsorship deal. When that deal expired, the stadium got named Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa im. Marszalka J. Pilsudskiego, though it is still often referred to as Polish Army Stadium.
How to get to Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa
Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa is located toward the south of the city of Warsaw, about 3 kilometres from the old city centre and a similar distance from the central railway station and Palace of Culture.
The Pepsi Arena lies at walking distance (about 25 minutes) from the southern edge of Nowy Swiat street, one of Warsaw’s most popular bar and restaurant area.
From the central railway station you can reach the stadium with bus 107. Take the bus at metro stop Centrum (a 5-minute walk from the railway station) in the direction of Kierbedzia. Get off at stop Rozbrat or Legia-Stadion. The ride takes about 10 minutes – buses run every 15 minutes.
From the old town you can take bus 185. Take the bus from the road that runs along the river Vistula, in the direction of Ursynów Zach. Get off after about 7 minutes at stop Legia-Stadion. Buses run every 15 minutes.
Address: ul. Łazienkowska 3, 00-449 Warszawa
Eat, drink, and sleep near Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa
Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa is located in a quiet area surrounded by parks and other sports facilties. The area just north of the stadium is full of foreign embassies and on its southern side lies Łazienki Park (and Łazienki Palace), one of the city’s most popular parks. The Vistula river runs a few hundred metres toward the east.
There is little entertainment directly around the stadium, but the bar and restaurant area around Nowy Świat is at reasonable walking distance.
There are no hotels directly near the stadium apart from Hotel Lazienkowski, though it’s further out of the centre. There are plenty of rental apartments though, and a few basic hostel for those on a budget. A little further out there is the Sheraton for those who can afford a splurge. Click here for all hotels and apartments near Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa.
It might be a better option to stay closer to the centre near Nowy Swiat though. Boutique B&B, Royal Route Residence, and Mamaison Residence Diana get very good reviews, while Moon Hostel, the Mercure Warszawa, Hotel Metropol, and the Novotel Warszawa are cheaper options. Click here to see all hotels near Nowy Swiat and here for all hotels in Warsaw.
Legia Warsaw Tickets
Tickets for Legia matches can be bought online (Polish citizens), or at the ticket windows of the Pepsi Arena.
Polish citizens need a Legia Fan Card (Karta Kibica) to be able to buy tickets, which can be acquired at the Fan Service Point at the stadium. Foreigners can buy tickets with just an ID.
Tickets can also be bought on the gate on the day of the match, though the same Fan Card requirements apply.
Legia have divided match tickets into two pricing categories. Tickets for category 2 matches, the cheapest, range from PLN 33.00 for a seat behind the goal to PLN 90.00 for a central upper-tier seat at the long sides. Tickets for category 1 matches range in price from PLN 48.00 to PLN 120.00
You can find a seating plan here.
Photos of Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa
Relevant Internet links
Legia.com – Official website of KP Legia Warszawa.
Warszawa.pl – Official website of the city of Warsaw.
Jakdojade.pl – Journey planner for Warsaw public transport.
ZTM.waw.pl – Warsaw public transport information.