A stadium with stands with almost 1,400 seats and natural turf, two side fields with artificial turf, new changing rooms and lighting. And next to it there are four tennis courts. On Wednesday, the first young footballers played at the new Hutnik facility in Bielany. On Saturday, their friends from the 4th league senior team will run onto the pitch. On Wednesday, the stadium was officially opened.
– Whenever I talk about sports in Warsaw, I would like to remind you that these are not only large clubs, such as Legia or Polonia, but also smaller centers, which we are also very proud of and which need to be supported. That is why I am very happy that, thanks to the efforts of all of us, we are today at the revitalized Hutnik stadium, which will serve the development of the next generations. – said the Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski during the opening ceremony of the center.
His deputy Renata Kaznowska, responsible in the town hall, incl. for sport, she enumerated what could be done for the 48 million zlotys that the city spent. – The main stadium where we are standing, but also two training side pitches with artificial surface. A beautiful tennis court facility – said Kaznowska. She thanked the people who worked on the investment. – First of all, to the officials who really left a lot of heart, issuing permits, agreements and decisions very quickly. It was extremely important, and we had a lot of problems with this facility – she revealed. She also added that the city is facing new sports challenges, including “Skry” object. – Soon the contract for designing and commencement of implementation will be signed – she announced.
Picnic and the first match on Saturday
The Hutnik Center at Marymoncka 42 covers almost 10 hectares of land at Marymoncka Street. The main facility is a stadium with a full-size main football pitch, 105 x 68 meters, natural surface, irrigation system, drainage and a heated pitch. In accordance with the applicable regulations of the Polish Football Association (the new president, Cezary Kulesza, was the guest of the Wednesday opening), the stadium may host games up to and including the 3rd league, as it has been equipped with new lighting, sound system, and changing rooms and sanitary facilities. On the other hand, fans have 1,390 seats at their disposal in roofed stands (the chairs are orange, like the costumes of Hutnik’s players).
The first official match will be played there on Saturday. At 19.57 (this is a symbolic hour, the club was founded in 1957), the 4th league team of Hutnik Warszawa will play against Mławianka Mława. But the picnic for children will start at 4 p.m., and youth teams will play from 6 p.m.
Training fields, tennis courts
As part of the investment, two training pitches with a synthetic surface were also built, over which in autumn and winter the so-called balloons. Thanks to this, they will serve the residents regardless of the weather. Both fields have already been licensed by the Mazovian Football Association and have been allowed to play matches in the A class, women’s third league and all youth leagues. So they will be used not only for training.
The Hutnik center is not only football, but also four tennis courts with a flour surface, which – like the training pitches – are prepared to be covered with special pneumatic coatings.
There is a shooting range in the neighborhood.
Main photo source: UM Warsaw