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Tricity Derby: Arka Gdynia – Lechia Gdansk
April 2, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pmPLN18 - PLN120
In the 28th round of Polish Lotto Extra League (Lotto Ekstraklasa), Arka Gdynia will play against Lechia Gdansk. This means one thing – Tricity Derby one more time this season!
The history of Tricity Derby
More than 50 years ago, on September 2nd 1964, the teams from Tricity played against each other for the first time. The White and Greens won that game with a score 2:1. Ever since that time, Tricity Derby were attracting lots of fans and causing lots of emotions. In 41 games, Lechia Gdansk won 16 times and 14 matches ended with a draw. Arka Gdynia won Tricity Derby 11 times, last time in 2008. Are they able to cause a surprise against Lechia, which is fighting for the championship this season?
In 1929, 3 years after Gdynia obtained city rights, a football team named KS Gdynia was formed. The club has won the Polish Cup in 1979 and in 2017. They were the first club from Pomerania region to get the Polish Cup. In the last two season, Arka also succeeded in Polish Supercup wining in both in 2017 and 2018. Arka is currently struggling with problems in the team and the management. This affects the performance in the league and puts Arka in danger of relegation as a result. What is more, the fans are putting a lot of pressure on winning the derby this time.
The club from Gdansk was formed in 1945. The team quickly advanced to the first league and in 1955 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. Lechia Gdansk are performing very well this season. The team from Gdansk is now leading in Lotto Ekstraklasa having 5 points of advantage over the 2nd Legia Warsaw.
Fans from Gdansk not allowed
As recent derby resulted in fights and damage of the stadium, the fans from Gdansk will not see the match at the stadium in Gdynia.
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.