Since August 2011 Lechia Gdansk has been playing it’s matches on a state-of-the-art PGE ARENA GDAŃSK pitch built specially for EURO 2012. It’s no coincidence that it’s called the most beautiful pitch in Poland and one of the most impressive ones in Europe. A move from 29 Traugutta Street wasn’t that easy for the players though. The new pitch helped increase the attendance, now the third highest in Poland but… there was something missing, something that motivated and empowered the players at the old stadium. It might be the modern locker rooms and corridors of the brand new PGE ARENA GDANSK, so different from the stadium on Traugutta Street which had the decades of Lechia's history inscribed on its walls.
WITH YOUR HELP we want to make the players feel that they are part of a GREAT CLUB. We want them to experience the spirit of Lechia's tradition from the moment they enter the locker room. It’s IMMENSELY IMPORTANT to them. Every fan who participates in the project, will receive a unique reward prepared by the club specially for this campaign!
The club's name, the colors, the crest and the history are all sacred - for Lechia's FANS, also for the players, especially the homegrown ones. The WHITE and GREEN colors have been a part of Lechia from the very beginning - year 1945 when the Club was established. The biggest club in Gdansk has always been connected to Traugutta Street where the Poles built a stadium in the 1920s.
The club's name changed few times, but in the hearts of Gdansk fanatics it has always been called LECHIA. Traugutta Street was the heart of the WHITE and GREEN community.
We want the same for PGE ARENA GDANSK!
Most likely, we would never have this beautiful stadium if it wasn't for EURO 2012 whic was held in Poland and Ukraine. Thankfully, we have it now and every team that happens to play here appreciates it’s uniqueness. The site's beauty is undisputed thanks to its distinctive polycarbonate slabs that glow in the sun in the gold and amber colors. The fans also appreciate the pitch and its modernity and functionality.
There is no doubt that it’s a unique place, but our goal is to make it even more significant the club - the PLAYERS and FANS as well. We want the team to feel the WHITE and GREEN greatness whenever they enter the stadium. WE INVITE you to join our PROJECT. It can make a HUGE DIFFERENCE for the team!
“The hardest time for the players is 2-3 hours before the match,” said Jaroslaw Bieniuk in one of his interviews. “In the locker room and on the way to the pitch stress is the biggest. After entering the field and receiving your first ball, it’s all about work and focus.” The players experience the match for more than just 90 minutes. They know that every move they make will be followed closely by thousands of eyes. That stirs emotions. Whenever the supporters grow loud, the players and empowered and even more motivated to fight the moment they enter the pitch. What about before the game? Until now Lechia's players spent the hours preceding the matches in a modern, but also characterless locker room. Same with the tunnel leading to the pitch - it's brand new, but lacks something unique and traditional. We want those areas to have the WHITE AND GREEN SPIRIT! We want to make a difference WITH YOUR HELP!
The locker room
The modern home and visitors locker rooms are pretty much the same. Only the upholstery in front of players' boxes is white and green. Let's not forget that the locker rooms play an important role in the everyday lives of the footballers.
Soon the dressing room will change - all thanks to you. We have one of the most beautiful stadiums in Europe - let's make OUR CLUB'S locker rooms unique as well. The new dressing rooms will include personalized photos of the players placed over their lockers and the clubs crest in between their closets. The far wall is currently by a TV screen and the coaches' tactical board. But it's not enough! Every player watching the screen shall now see a sign saying “We make history” and the club's name and the crest - these elements shall always remind him that he represents LECHIA GDANSK.
The corridor from the locker room to the field is currently… plain white.
We will change that too! This area shall include a huge team poster, the photos of the players and club crest. We want the players to pass those corridors knowing that they represent an exceptional club.
Entrance to the pitch
Having left the locker rooms, the team gathers together before entering the pitch. The players spend a couple of minutes ny the entrance to the field. You can see that the area isn't special in any way and it doesn't relate to the club nor its history.
One of the walls will soon be covered with a huge poster showing our fans' Tifo display, and on the other side we will place a big collage with the motto “WE MAKE HISTORY”. The collage will be composed of the photos of the fans. The plans of the renovation also include a board with the names of the people that take part in our project. A couple places near the ceiling will be decorated with the CREST OF LECHIA GDANSK, so that every player shall acknowledge the supporters even before they enter the pitch.
You achieved the main goal of the project! It took you 4 days to gather the full amount needed to rearrange the player’s zone! Now you can see what else we can achieve TOGETHER to make our players feel that they are a significant part of our dream team Lechia.
Join the action by choosing one of the rewards. You can pick whatever reward you want in a quantity of your choice. For example 4 rewards 15 PLN each or 3 rewards 20 PLN each and 2 rewards 75 PLN each. Decide which reward you like the most!
Be advised that certain rewards require answers to additional questions, e.g. which players you would wish to train with, or what number and name you want to be displayed on your personalized match shirt.
The information about additional questions shall pop up after choosing a reward. You can answer the questions after completing the payment in your user panel under the tab "Your rewards". The user panel is visible in the top right hand corner of the website after logging in.
Examples of the rewards:
Your name and photo will be displayed on a special board in PGE ARENA.
Contact with the Club
If you have any questions about the club, please contact us via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions and contact with FANS4CLUB
Thanks to you - the greatest fans in the world - PGE Arena Gdansk finally has a white-green SOUL! Our goal was a transformation of the locker room, corridor and exit zone in special way, that there was no doubt that this is a special place for ever... read more
Thanks to you - the greatest fans in the world - PGE Arena Gdansk finally has a white-green SOUL!
Our goal was a transformation of the locker room, corridor and exit zone in special way, that there was no doubt that this is a special place for every player of Our Club. It has already become a reality! Thanks to you - Lechia fans. Not only from Tri-City, but also from other parts of the Poland, as well as from Germany, Holland, England, Norway, Ireland, Australia and the United States!
We have one of the most beautiful in the world,a unique PGE Arena, but also a unique, truly white and green locker room. Is that only a color change? Nothing could be more wrong! Even color, every player has a special place with picture of him, accompanied by club crest. Before enter the field each of our players once again looks at the slogan "MY TWORZYMY HISTORIĘ" (en. We make history), sees the name of the club and its coat of arms - it MUST make him victorius at the PGE Arena. Every victory makes us closer to the historical moment, which for years we dream about.
With You, players, aiming at the playing field, go down the hall, decorated with large photographs of team and fans. Finally, in the exit area on the pitch every player can see the fans in their element: on the background of exceptional luminaires. There is also a place on the crest Lechia Gdańsk and great collage with the slogan "My tworzymy historię." The inscription was made of your photos, and under it are the names of all the fans who participated in the project "White-Green PGE Arena".
We would like to thank you for taking part in the action, which has changed the PGE Arena so much. We have a great community focused around the club, we feel it every
It was supposed to be special and it was. Thanks to you the entire country admired the tifo! Thank you! read more
It was supposed to be special and it was. Thanks to you the entire country admired the tifo!
Lechia supports ‘Pomorze Dzieciom’ foundation. And we are joined by Mateusz Bąk who has come a long way in Lechia’s white and green teamwear , from football’s minor leagues to Ekstraklasa. In the past, at the time when the W... read more
Lechia supports ‘Pomorze Dzieciom’ foundation. And we are joined by Mateusz Bąk who has come a long way in Lechia’s white and green teamwear, from football’s minor leagues to Ekstraklasa. In the past, at the time when the White and Green embarked on the adventure in A-klasa our goalkeeper along with the rest of the team visited local villages and small towns. With Mateusz in team, they patiently climbed their way up. Now, Lechia is at the place where it should be, and we believe that in the near future it will represent Poland in the European football leagues. ‘Lechia 12 years ago? Another world, but I still have the same will to fight that I had back in the day. And around us, all these amazing people in the stands who supported us even in those difficult times’ says Mateusz Bąk. ‘I’m happy that my club encourages the society to help in the financing of extra hours of care services for children from the ‘Pomorze Dzieciom’ foundation. This is the other, wonderful aspect of football. For me, that slogan: ‘Let’s add life to their days’ is special. For those children, it is a game to win a life of dignity, and I’m on their team’ declared our new AMBASSADOR. Mateusz Bąk sponsored the special prize of the Ambassador – autographed goalkeeper gloves. Join the game, select something for yourself and remember… WE CREATE HISTORY!
We are launching the final phases of the LECHIA GDAŃSK and ITS GREAT FANS projects ! We already know that the rooms on the PGE Arena will have White and Green SOUL, and during the two prestigious meetings with OUR LECHIA, eye-catching tifo display... read more
We are launching the final phases of the LECHIA GDAŃSK and ITS GREAT FANS projects ! We already know that the rooms on the PGE Arena will have White and Green SOUL, and during the two prestigious meetings with OUR LECHIA, eye-catching tifo displays will add charm to the tribunes. Now it's time for the second additional goal, which Piotr Wisniewski called "amazing". And that's indeed the case!
Lechia Gdańsk cooperates with the Pomorze Dzieciom Foundation, our players recently participated in an unique carnival ball, addressed to the children from the foundation’s hospice and their families. The Foundation's mission is to popularize the activities that contribute to the promotion of the idea of children's palliative care. Pomorze Dzieciom provides a safe stay for the youngest of terminally ill patients who want to live the rest of their days in their family homes, it also provides a 24-hour medical care within the framework of the children’s hospice, as well as psychological and social support to their families. The foundation's motto is: “ If we cannot give them more days to live, we can add more life to their days” As Lechia Gdańsk WE ARE WITH THEM AND THEIR YOUNG PATIENTS!
Currently, the Foundation can take care of 20 small children. A whole day caring for a small patient costs 170 PLN. TOGETHER “LET US ADD MORE LIFE TO THE CHILDREN’S DAYS". By joining the "White and Green PGE Arena" campaign you will help the patients of the Pomorze Dzieciom foundation get extra care by specialized staff of the Foundation, additionally you can win prizes! We have prepared a special set of purchasable rewards that can provide care for the patients of the Pomorze Dzieciom foundation. By choosing the 7 zł reward, you provide one hour of care for the patient of the Pomorze Dzieciom foundation, and your name will appear on the “We make history” board. The 14 PLN reward provides two hours of care, and also a ticket for Lechia’s league match. All the other awards have a higher value, and you can also win t-shirts signed by the whole team.
And that's not all – especially for YOU we have prepared REWARD EXTRAS. They are absolutely unique - including players’ T-shirts from the Legia Warszawa encounter.
To see them, you must first purchase a primary reward.
MOST IMPORTANT - IN EVERY CASE YOU FUND ADDITIONAL HOURS OF CARE for children of Pomorze Dzieciom Foundation!
PIOTR WIŚNIEWSKI doesn’t hide his attachment to the WHITE-GREEN COLOURS . He’s been representing Lechia for ten years now and when he can’t play he supports his friends from the stand – along with the fans. This is how... read more
PIOTR WIŚNIEWSKI doesn’t hide his attachment to the WHITE-GREEN COLOURS. He’s been representing Lechia for ten years now and when he can’t play he supports his friends from the stand – along with the fans. This is how it was in Szczecin recently. NOW the Lechia Gdańsk’s midfielder joins the team of Ambassadors of the “White-Green PGE ARENA” project!
- I prefer experiencing a match on the pitch because I’m less stressed there and I can have an impact on the result. As a fan I interpret it differently, more emotionally – says “the Cherry Man” who made his debut in Lechia in the 3rd division on 30 April 2005. In less than one month, on 29 April , White-Greens will end the play-offs round with a match against Korona Kielce. – I have no doubts that we will not only confirm our place in the champions group but the number of our points after the splitting will be big enough to fight for the European spot in May. Then I will celebrate a decade in Lechia – says our Ambassador and further adds: - The club’s and fans’ project has immediately gained my recognition. I’m impressed how well our supporters organized themselves and how quickly did they reach the goal of giving our dressing room Lechia-like character and soon they will do the same with tifo displays. The next aim, as I’ve found out in the club, will be unique for all of us. I encourage everyone: let’s play in one team!
That’s true, the second additional aim can begin soon – it will be SPECIAL FOR THE ENTIRE WHITE-GREEN SOCIETY. What is it? You will learn that when we finish the phase of raising money for tifo displays against Legia and against one of the top European club.
Tiger is with us! Dariusz Michalczewski has joined the team of Ambassadors of the “White-Green PGE Arena” project! Former boxing world champion has been a Lechia Gdańsk fan since he was a child and he’s often visited the S... read more
Choose one of the special prizes prepared by the CLUB. Among them is the Ambassador prize – boxing gloves signed by Tiger!
Zdzisław Puszkarz is a legend of Lechia Gdańsk and the greatest example of faithfulness to white-green colors. In his prime, he preferred the club’s interest to career in the national team. He represented the national team in one official match. ... read more
Every player who wear Lechia Gdańsk’s kit must feel that he is a part of a great club – says Zdzisław Puszkarz. – I am glad that the fans are so active in taking part in this action which is supposed to create a white-green soul at PGE ARENA– adds the new Ambassador.
THANKS TO YOU we achieved main goal of the project “WHITE AND GREEN PGE ARENA”! But there’s more from Lechia Gdansk for FANS. We also have an additional goal which shall give YOU great joy and shall make players feel even more like pa... read more
We have no doubt that You are SMASHING, you can create a great atmosphere on the stadium and there is no match for you in Poland. By joining project “ White and Green PGE ARENA” you ensured the players the comfort of spending last moments before the game in rooms filled with Gdansk spirit. And now let’s bring those moments of white and green climax on to the stadium stands TOGETHER! As soon as April Lechia shall take on Polish champions- Legia Warsaw. This summer we are facing even bigger challenge, we are going to play against a huge European Champions League Club. We want those two encounters to be special. We want everyone to remember those games for years. Let’s CREATE and REPARE “White-and Green Tifo display” TOGETHER! Let that unique GIFT FROM FANS give our players extra strength and extra will to fight!
How impressive a Tifo display can be you can see at the promo, and we know that we can make it EVEN BETTER WITH YOUR SUPPORT!