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The PGE Arena Gdańsk, previously called the Baltic Arena, is a football stadium in Gdańsk, Poland. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Lechia Gdańsk. The Stadium is located on ul. Pokoleń Lechii Gdańsk ("Generations of Lechia Gdańsk street") in the northern part of the city (Letnica district).[1] The capacity of the stands is 43,615 spectators, all seated and roofed. PGE Arena Gdańsk is the largest arena in Ekstraklasa and the third one in the country (after National Stadium and Silesia Stadium).

Construction of the stadium started in 2008 and was completed mid-2011.[2] The opening match was between Lechia Gdańsk and Cracovia and ended with 1–1 draw.[3] The first international match, Poland - Germany, took place on 6 September 2011 and ended 2-2. The latter was relocated from Warsaw because the National Stadium was not ready. PGE Arena is used by Lechia Gdańsk since “White-green” relocated there form MOSiR Stadium.

The stadium is also one of the designated venues for the finals of Euro 2012. It will be hosted four matches of the tournament. Three matches in Group C and one quarterfinal are to be played here.[4]

Since 2010 the official name of the stadium is PGE Arena Gdańsk on the basis of a sponsorship agreement with Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE Group).[5]

UEFA Euro 2012

The stadium is one of the venues for the UEFA Euro 2012. Three group C matches are to be played there (with the other matches in that group played at City Stadium, Poznań), as well as one quarterfinal.

The following matches are to be played at the stadium during the UEFA Euro 2012:

Spain - Italy (10 June, 6pm).

Spain - Ireland (14 June, 8:45pm).

Croatia - Spain (18 June, 6pm).

Quarterfinal: 1B - 2A (22 June, 8:45pm).

How to get to PGE Arena Gdańsk

City Train - Lines 4, 7 and 10, direction Nowy Port, exit PGA Arena.

From Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (15km)

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From Gdańsk Old Town (7km)

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