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Tricity Derby Lechia Gdansk – Arka Gdynia
April 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmPLN25 - PLN70
In the 29th round of Polish Lotto Extra League (Lotto Ekstraklasa), Lechia Gdansk will play against Arka Gdynia. This means one thing – Tricity Derby!
The history of the 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. Since then both teams met 36 times. Lechia Gdansk have won 12 games, Arka Gdynia 12 as well and 12 games ended with a draw. That makes the competition tight and underlines that the upcoming match may decide about the dominance 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 biggest success of the team was winning the Polish Cup in 1979. This was the first time any club from Pomerania region won the Polish Cup. This season Arka came back to Extra League after 5 years in Polish First League and winning the league in previous season. Arka are currently struggling with problems in the team. This affects their performance in the league and puts Arka in danger of relegation as a result.
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. They stick to the top of the table fighting for championship with Legia Warszawa, Jagiellonia Białystok and Lech Poznan.
Fans from Gdynia not allowed
Tha previous derby resulted in fights between fans of Arka and Lechia and damaging of the stadium in Gdynia. As a result, there will be no guest fans at Energa Stadium during the upcoming derby.
The tickets for matches cost from 25 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.