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Lechia Gdańsk- Arka Gdynia (Tricity Derby)
April 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmPLN30 - PLN70
In the last, 30th round of Lotto Ekstraklasa (Polish Extra League), Lechia Gdansk will play home match against Arka Gdynia. Tricity Derby will definitely dominate the last round of the main season of the league.
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 38 times. Lechia won 13 games, Arka Gdynia 11 and 14 ended with a draw. The previous Tricity Derby took place in Gdynia in November. Lechia Gdansk won this match 0:1 after a goal of Flavio Paixao in the 95th minute.
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).
Lechia Gdansk plays at the Energa Gdansk stadium, which was build in 2011 as one of the stadiums for EURO 2012. The stadium can host up to 43 615 supporters. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful stadiums in Europe. Energa Gdansk stadium is the largest football arena in Lotto Ekstraklasa and the third biggest stadium in Poland.
The tickets for matches cost from 30 PLN to 70 PLN for adults. Kids up to 6 years old enter matches for free. There are also discounts for kids and teenagers until the age of 16, students and those who are over 60 years old.
All tickets can be purchased online at: https://bilety.lechia.pl/ and in cash points at the stadium, which are opened 2 hours before the match.