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Final Roar at Historic Stadium
August 13, 2008    wersja polska »
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Warsaw's rundown Dziesięciolecia Stadium, once a symbol of communist Poland, is preparing to host its final event before it disappears from the cityscape to make room for the new National Stadium needed for the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.

Part of the world-famous Red Bull X-Fighters freestyle motocross competition series will be held at the stadium Sept. 6-the first sporting event to take place there in 25 years.

In the past, the stadium, which was built in the 1950s to mark 10 years of communism in Poland, was the venue for many major sporting events, including international soccer matches, track-and-field championships and cycling races.

By the early 1980s, the facility began to deteriorate, but the authorities decided against renovation work for financial reasons. In 1989, the Warsaw city authorities leased the stadium to the Damis company, which turned the facility into Jarmark Europa, Europe's largest marketplace.

For the Red Bull X-Fighters competition, the stadium will be provided with makeshift stands and accompanying infrastructure to safely accommodate an audience of 35,000.

Sept. 6, Dziesięciolecia Stadium, Zieleniecka Avenue/Rondo Waszyngtona traffic circle, Tickets: zl.89, 129, 159
www.ticketpro.pl, EMPiK and Media Markt outlets
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