Construction of an advanced entertainment arena planned in Warsaw

Authorities of the capital city of Warsaw announced the construction of an advanced entertainment arena, which will also be available for sporting events. Its capacity will allow hosting approx. 7,000 spectators.

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The issue of a lack of a modern sports and entertainment arena that would be useful for local teams and make it possible to stage concerts and other events has been discussed in Warsaw for many years now. The examples of Kraków, Gliwice and Gdańsk/Sopot show that the presence of an entertainment arena makes it possible to secure international events, such as concerts of top music acts, and to stage various meetings, also of the sporting variety. 

According to the latest declarations of Warsaw authorities, the capital should finally get its own professional sports and entertainment arena in the years to come. City council representatives announced their plans to construct a venue with capacity of up to 7,000 participants. Even though it is still a long way to go before bids for the construction are invited, the city has already selected two destinations that might be applied for the purposes of the arena – the premises of Fort Bema and the area of Gen. Maczka Street, which currently features allotment gardens.

In addition, city representatives mentioned that they are also considering setting the arena in Obrońców Tobruku Street, where Legia Warszawa’s basketball team now trains in a small facility belonging to Bemowo district’s  Sport and Recreation Centre. Last but not least, the City Council spokesperson made it clear that while municipal authorities have no doubts about the investment, we will need to wait at least 2-3 years from the launch of the first bidding procedure for the final effects. 

It is worth recalling last year’s ideas of constructing a grand sports and entertainment arena with capacity of even 25,000-35,000 spectators in the area surrounding Narodowy Stadium. While this would be the largest venue of its kind in the whole of Poland, making it possible to arrange numerous top-notch international cultural and sporting events, the investment costs would be exorbitant. This might explain why development plans were eventually put on hold.


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