PGE Arena Gdańsk
Club: Lechia Gdańsk | Opening: 2011 | Capacity: 42,105 seats
History and description
The PGE Arena was built to serve as one of the playing venues of the 2012 European Championships.
The PGE Arena officially opened on the 6th of August 2011, and the first match between Lechia Gdańsk and Cracovia was played 8 days later.
In 2009, the naming rights of the stadium were sold to Polish energy firm PGE. The stadium counts with 1,383 business seats and has a further 40 VIP boxes. Its exterior is made to resemble amber, of which the Baltic coast area is famous.
During Euro 2012, the PGE Arena hosted the three group matches of Spain as well as the quarter-final between Germany and Greece (4-2).
The PGE Arena is located in the north of Gdańsk in the Gdańska–Letnicy area, about 4.5 kilometres from Gdańsk’s main railway station (Gdańsk Główny) and its old town. It furthermore lies about 8 kilometres south-east of beach resort Sopot.
From the main railway station, one can get to the stadium with tram 10 or 14. Take the tram in the direction of Zajezdnia Nowy Port and get off at stop PGE Arena Gdańsk. The ride takes about 13 minutes.
If coming from Sopot, take the SKM train to Gdańsk Politechnika station and change to one of the above trams or tram 4.
The stadium can be reached by car by driving north on the E1. The E1 connects in the city centre with the E7 from Warsaw. Keep driving north until you see the stadium on your left hand side.
Address: Ul. Pokoleń Lechii Gdańsk 1, 80-560 Gdańsk
Eat, drink, and sleep
The PGE Arena Gdańsk is located in a rather bare area mixed up with some dispersed industry, railroad tracks, a few offices, and the odd house. There are practically no bars or restaurants around, and eating and drinking can therefore better be done in Gdańsk’s old town or in beach resort Sopot.
Hotel Arena is located at a short walk from the arena and will serve you well if you come just for the match or travel by car. Otherwise, you will likely find it more pleasant to stay in Gdańsk’s very nice old town. Click here to see all hotels in the area around the PGE Arena, while you can look for a hotel in the old town here. You can also decide to stay in beach resort Sopot.
Tickets for Lechia games can be bought online, at the club office at the PGE Arena, or at any of the club’s seven club stores and service points, of which the one on the ul. Rajska in Gdańsk city centre may be most convenient.
Polish citizens need a Lechia Fan Card (Karta Kibica) to be able to buy tickets or get access to the stadium. Foreigners should be able to buy tickets with just identification. Fan Cards can be bought at most of the Lechia stores.
Tickets can also be bought on the gate on the day of the match, but the same Fan Card requirement applies.
Ticket prices start at PLN 20.00 for a lower-tier seat behind the goal and range up to between PLN 35.00 and PLN 100.00 for a seat at one of the sides. Tickets for the matches against the top teams are PLN 10.00 more expensive.
For more information call +48 58 7 688 688 or email email@example.com.
The PGE Arena offers guided stadium tours that include the dressing rooms, players’ tunnel, dugouts, mixed zone, VIP areas, and Lechia museum. The tours last about 60 minutes.
Tours run from Tuesday to Sunday about 10 times between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. There are no tours on Mondays, or on the day of the match.
Tickets can be bought at the PGE Arena. Bookings are not required, though the tour has a maximum participation of 35 people, and a minimum requirement of 10 attendants.
The tour costs PLN 15.00. For more information (e.g. foreign-language tours) call +48 58 768 84 44.
Relevant Internet links
Lechia.pl – Official website of Lechia Gdańsk.
Pgearena.gdansk.pl – Official website of the PGE Arena.
Ztm.gda.pl – Information on Gdansk public transport.
Jakdojade.pl – Public transport journey planner.