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South Poland Unknown Gems

RKS Grodziec

To call this ground a stadium is a bit of a madness – it offers one low bank of seating running down one side of the pitch and, then, well… that’s your lot. But despite this quite unpromising description,…

South Poland Unknown Gems

Sarmacja Bedzin

Welcome to the time machine. The benches that once lined the stands of this cosmic commie era bowl were removed in 2009, and today all that remains are ever-stretching acres of vast concrete terracing. For stadium nerds, this football…

Unknown Gems West Poland

Sokol Pniewy

Behold, one of Webber’s great discoveries! I could talk all day long about the little away cage snuck into the corner, the abandoned terrace running down the side and antique ticket kiosk that marks the entrance of the ground.…

East Poland Unknown Gems

Polonia Przemysl

As a stadium nerd, this is precisely the kind of place that I love to uncover. Entered under a sign written in a groovy 70s-style script, the ground presents a motherlode of curiosities, inconsistencies, contrasts and treasures – all…

South Poland Unknown Gems

Gornik Wojkowice

Wrecked, ruined grounds are quite a forte in Poland, but Wojkowice is something else. A true, one-off rarity, it appears like a lost relic from a different world. Presenting itself as a mass of broken terraced steps that run…

South Poland Unknown Gems

CKS Czeladz

With the ground facing the threat of renovation, it’s quite possible that by the time you read this it’ll be completely different to the place that I enjoyed. Hope that’s not the case, for this is one hell of…

South Poland Unknown Gems

Slavia Ruda Slaska

There’s just one side to speak of at Slavia Ruda Slaska, and that’s a decaying concrete bank hewn into a natural slope that vanishes into the forest; crowning it sits a half-destroyed press cabin that wobbles so much you…

South Poland Unknown Gems

Strzelcy Krakow

A ruin wrapped inside woodland would be the best way to describe this horseshoe-shaped stadium, and it’s particularly striking when carpeted in the auburn colours of autumn. Stepping over jagged piles of stone, it’s a magical trip back in…

Central Poland Unknown Gems

Targowek 1953

Disclaimer: after enjoying a brief homecoming in 2021, it appears that Targowek are again living the life of a gypsy club, playing their home games anywhere but home – that’s possibly due to redevelopment issues. If that’s the case,…

South Poland Unknown Gems

Szombierki Bytom

When it was opened in 1968, this stadium held 30,000, a fitting home for a team that at the time was playing in the top league – and games in the European Cup were swiftly to follow. The years…