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Arka Gdynia- Lechia Gdańsk (Tricity Derby)
November 3, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pmzł18 - zł120
In the 15th round of Lotto Ekstraklasa (Polish Extra League), Arka Gdynia will play home match against Lechia Gdańsk. The legendary Tricity Derby are back. This game is not only about points in the league. It is about gaining the domination in Tricity area.
The history of the Tricity Derby
The first match between Lechia Gdansk and Arka Gdynia took place more than 50 years ago, at September the 2nd 1964. White and greens won this historical game with a score 2:1. Since then both teams met 37 times. Lechia won 12 games, Arka Gdynia 11 and 14 ended with a draw. This makes the competition tight and underlines that the upcoming match may decide about the domination of one of the teams in Tricity.
In 1929, 3 years after Gdynia obtained city rights, a football team named KS Gdynia was formed. The establishment of the club took place in 1929 as a sports club for work class. In 1952 the club started to exist with the word “ARKA” in it’s name. The biggest successes of the team were winning the Polish Cup in 1979 and in 2017 as well as winning the Polish Supercup last year.
The club from Gdansk began its journey in 1945. The team quickly advanced to the first league. As a result, in 1955 they played in the final of the Polish Cup, where they lost with Legia Warszawa 0:5. Their biggest success came in 1983, when 4 years after Arka Gdynia, they won the Polish Cup (in 1983).
Arka Gdynia plays at the city stadium in Gdynia. The stadium is at Olimpijska street, which is close to Redłowo SKM train station. The stadium has a capacity of more than 15.000 people and it is the home ground of Arka.
The tickets for matches cost from around 18 PLN to 120 PLN (VIP ticket) for adults. Kids up to 4 years old enter matches for free. There are also discounts for kids and teenagers until the age of 18. The tickets are 5 PLN more expensive at the match day.
All tickets can be purchased online or in the special stall in Riviera mall in Gdynia.