Investor: Municipality of Gdańsk, represented by Biuro Inwestycji Euro Gdańsk 2012 Sp. z o.o.
Consortium Leader: Hydrobudowa Polska S.A. ,
Consortium Partners: Hydrobudowa 9 S.A., AlpineBau GmbH, AlpineBauDeutschland AG, Alpine Construction Polska Sp. z o.o.
PGE Arena’s shape was inspired by the beauty of amber and the traditional character of Gdańsk as a seaport town.
The way opposites are harmoniously combined is a unique feature of this structure. Steel and concrete take on a subtle yet monumental form, which reflects the best of modern architecture.
The girders and plates making up the structure of the roof are not unlike the frame of a ship, while the roof covering resembles amber, the precious Baltic stone, both in shape and colour.
PGE Arena is a modern stadium complete with all necessary amenities, and room for a total of 44,000 spectators. Football fans will no doubt enjoy the Fun Pub, an area of 970 square metres spanning two floors, with seats for 200 customers, food kiosks, cashless payments and facilities for the disabled. PGE Arena also has 40 VIP boxes with an area of 30 or 60 square metres each. In addition, 1,383 business-class seats in the VIP area have been prepared for the most demanding football fans.
PGE Arena in Gdańsk in numbers
- Stadium Capacity: 44 000 seats
- Cubic capacity of the stadium: 950 000 m3
- Polycarbonate surface: 48 600 m2
- Grandstand area: 22 700 m2
- Number of roof beams: 82
- Steel roof construction: 7 140 tones
- The amount of concrete: 50 000 m3
- The skating track: 1 715 m long
Facts for the curious
The main steel structure consists of 82 elements, each over 80 meters long and weighing about 66 tons. The final step in completion of the steel construction took almost 6 days. First stage was to release the bottom row of the outer ring bolts, then the top row, and the last stage was to disconnect the links holding them together. After lowering the cylinder towers supporting the inner ring, the roof dropped by 30 centimeters and the structure began to work on its own, becoming one of the most interesting types of self-supporting structures in Poland. The hull of the arena is made of polycarbonate panels in the color of amber.