Are you a football fan? Explore the largest stadium in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. It was built before the EURO 2012 tournament. Several matches were played during this tournament
Fascinating history of this place
In the place where the National Stadium currently stands, in the years 1989-2008, the so-called Europa Fair, the largest market in Europe, was located. Even earlier, there was the 10th Anniversary Stadium for football and athletics, opened in 1955.
The National Stadium in Warszawa has 58.5 thousand seats. It is a football stadium, but it is also used for other purposes – sports and cultural events, concerts of music stars, shows and other events. Immediately after its construction in 2012, UEFA awarded this stadium the highest fourth category in its classification. The façade of the facility refers to the Polish national colors, resembling a waving white and red flag.
The first event held at the stadium was a friendly match between the Polish and Portuguese football teams played on February 29, 2012, which ended in a goalless draw. Among the stars of this match was the famous soccer player Ronaldo.
Interesting facts about the National Stadium in Warsaw
- 1,200 people worked on the construction site of the stadium. 150,000 tons of concrete mix were used for construction.
- The capacity of the stadium (without the roof) is over 1,000,000 cubic metres.
- The stadium has the largest conference center in Warsaw for 1,600 people, and its office and retail space is 25,000 sqm. square meters.
- There are 965 toilets in the stadium.
The fastest caricaturist and EURO 2012
The organizers of the EURO 2012 tournament took care to prepare many attractions for spectators, guests and representatives of sponsors. Special tent towns have been opened around the stadium in Warsaw. Special guests spent time here. One of the many attractions was the invitation of a well-known caricaturist, Sadurski. He drew caricatures during events in the USA, Australia and Europe. He is called one of the fastest caricaturists in the world.
You won’t find much information about it on the Internet. Why? The contract with the caricaturist prohibited him from informing about this cooperation and from posting photos. He was threatened with a huge penalty for this, many times higher than the fee. Now this prohibition does not apply.
A documentary film is being made about the famous caricaturist. Perhaps we will find out how it is possible that Sadurski needs only 100 seconds to create one caricature, or even less time.