One of the most beautiful stadiums in Europe will host Europa League final in 2020. On Thursday, the UEFA Executive Committee announced their choice of stadium for the event. The choice of the stadium in Tricity is a very important achievement both for Gdansk and for the region.
Energa Gdansk Stadium
The opening of the Energa Gdansk Stadium took place in 2011 – before UEFA Euro 2012. Being able to host more than 40.000 seats, it is the third largest stadium in Poland. What is the most interesting about it is its design. The structure resembles a piece of amber, referring to the maritime history of the region. To achieve this beautiful look, the constructors used 18.000 plates of polycarbonate. The pieces are in 6 shades and cover a total of 4,5 hectares. Thanks to this technology, the stadium glitters like a real piece of amber both during day and night.
The arena hosted four games during this international football event. It is home to Lechia Gdansk, who play in the highest Polish football league. The national team of Poland have played many friendly matches at Energa Gdansk Stadium. The final of Europa League will be one more memorable event which will take place at the venue.
UEFA Europa League
Previously existing under name UEFA Cup, the UEFA Europa League is an annual, international football competition. It is the second most prestigious cup for European clubs after UEFA Champions League. Global broadcast of Europa League final definitely adds to prestige of the hosting arena as well as the city.
Since last the 16th of May, Atletico Madrid holds the championship of the league. Polish teams regularly participate in UEFA Europa League, though none of the teams have ever reached the final. Last year, the team from Tricity – Arka Gdynia played in the third qualifying round against FC Midtjylland. The Danish won on away goals and Arka can definitely add this experience to one of their most successful ones.
Europa League final in Gdansk
The final match of 2019/20 edition of UEFA Europa League will take place on the 27th of May 2020. Both the president of Gdansk – Pawel Adamowicz and stadium’s management expressed their joy during press briefing. The city and Energa Gdansk stadium are inviting football fans to come and enjoy this prestigious competition.