Club: Gornik Zabrze | Opening: 1934 | Capacity: 24,413 seats
History and description
The Arena Zabrze, previously known as Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla, opened on 2 September 1934. It was initially called Adolf Hitler Kampfbahn as Zabrze was located in Germany back then, but the name was changed after World War 2.
The stadium got expanded in the 1950s and in subsequent decades small improvements were made, but by the turn of the century the stadium had significantly aged.
Plans were made for the complete rebuilding of the stadium, for which the club received approval in 2011. Soon after, demolition of the first three stands started, but the main stands was left standing so that Gornik could keep playing its home games at the stadium.
Financial problems with both the club and the contractor meant that construction moved slowly, and by the end of 2013 had almost stalled. After a new tender was agreed, the project was picked up again and the three stands were completed in early 2016. However, the construction of the fourth stand was postponed due to financial insecurities, and the old main stand therefore remains standing.
If the fourth stand will still get built, this will raise capacity to 31,871 seats.
How to get to the Arena Zabrze
The Arena Zabrze is located in the south-west of the city of Zabrze at roughly 2 kilometres from the main rail station.
The walk from the main rail station takes just under half an hour. Alternatively, you can take bus 32. Get off at stop Stadion Zabrze. The journey takes a mere 7 minutes.
Hourly trains connect Zabrze with Katowice, which has connections to the rest of the country. The journey from Katowice takes about 20 minutes.
Address: Roosevelta 81, 41-800 Zabrze
Gornik Zabrze Tickets
Tickets for Gornik Zabrze games can be bought online, at the fan shop at the stadium, at the fan shop at the Galeria Zabrze shopping mall near Zabrze’s main rail station, or at any Kolporter news agency.
Tickets cost either PLN 93.00 for a seat behind the goal or PLN 165.00 for a seat at the long side. You can find a seating plan here.
Photos of the Arena Zabrze