Lechia Gdansk has got its own museum

Lechia Gdansk has just opened a club’s museum at PGE ARENA Gdansk stadium. An official ceremony with many fine guests, preceded the opening.

Lechia Gdansk has just opened a club’s museum at PGE ARENA Gdansk stadium. An official ceremony with many fine guests,  preceded the opening.

Almost 1600 items are displayed in a relatively confined space. Except for trophies, prizes and medals,  visitors can also admire most memorable moments of Lechia’s matches (thanks to large TV screens) and two models of stadiums: the old one in Traugutta 29 St. and the modern PGE ARENA, where the club currently resides.

Also it’s a great opportunity to learn more about the whole 68 years old history of Lechia and about people who played most important role in club creation. Museum isn’t however devoted only to football. It’s easy to find sections of rugby, athletics and even cycling.

 „Those were over 3 years of hard work”, remembers Zbigniew Zalewski, the main creator and museum’s custodian. “But the history of people who I met during this process and stories behind the collected items are absolutely priceless and sometimes quite incredible”, said the custodian during his introductory speech.

Museum is available every day from 10.00 till 16.00 (except for Mondays and match days) and you can visit it as a part of a stadium touring group or separately. Tickets cost 5 PLN (normal) and 3 PLN (reduced - for students and persons over 65 years of age)

It’s also worth mentioning that before Lechia, only one club of Polish Premier Division – Legia Warsaw, opened such a museum.

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