Polonia Warszawa has been struggling for equipment modernization for many years. The project for the reconstruction of the Konwiktorska Street 6 stadium involves both the expansion of training venues, the reconstruction of infrastructure and training bases, and the establishment of halls for the stadium. game team.
-We want to build a new stadium-Our application has been sent to the city-This is the title of the article on the official Polonia Warszawa website. In the application signed by the chairman of the club management committee and club owner Gregoire Nitot, the club wrote that it was preparing to spend 300 million zlotys for the construction of the new stadium. However, the premise is that the city has invested 100 million PLN for this purpose under a “public-private partnership”.
-For many years, the city has been planning to build a new stadium. The problem is that the city does not have enough funds to implement the investment on its own (our information shows that the city has about 100 million zlotys and the cost of facility construction is about 400 million zlotys). The answer to this challenge is to develop a formula for a public-private partnership- We read in the app.
However, Polonia does not want private investors to build the stadium, and then the city pays for the lease and technical maintenance costs.
-Investment in the implementation of the PPP formula without Polonia Warsaw’s participation will bring many risks. Private PPP websites only consider the maximization of return on investment, and do not consider residents’ clubs or children’s sports academies. For cities, this means that a lot of extra costs will be incurred in the city budget, such as high rents and maintenance costs over the years-adding the club to the Warsaw authorities.
The club is convinced that this is a good idea and praised Nitota. -Gregoire Nitot is a reliable and financially stable partner because it owns Sii sp. With a 30% stake in Z oo, he is the president and founder of the company (the company has more than 5,000 employees and generates 1 billion zlotys in revenue each year). He emphasized that Gregoire Nitot has repaid all debts incurred in New York City by the former management of Polonia Warsaw.
There is no doubt that the club deserves a new stadium. -This year the club celebrated its 110th anniversary. The oldest football club in the capital should have a new facility in the heart of Warsaw that will educate future generations of athletes in various disciplines. We create new cards for the club and strive to realize our common dream. Together we can rebuild the Warsaw Movement-he added in the statement.
On the Polonia website, you can also see a two-minute short film about the history of the stadium.
-At present, there is not much dialogue between us regarding the expansion of the stadium. This is not our stadium. This is a huge problem for the Polish diaspora. We are not at home. I tried to persuade the ruler of the city to transfer the power of the facility to us, but my request has not yet received a positive response. The stadium is the most important working tool of the club. We have a small loft office there, and the staff can barely accommodate them. At the bottom there is a room belonging to the municipal association Active Warsaw. Gregoire Nitot said in an interview with sport.pl reporter Dominik Senkowski that not only we but also some other organizations are using this stadium.
When Polonia Warszawa (Polonia Warszawa) started to rebuild from the fourth league in 2013, everything seemed to have passed. However, it turned out that this was cruel for the club, which was close to another collapse in early 2020-wrote the journalist Konrad Ferszter of sport.pl.
The problems of the Polish diaspora are getting worse, and there is no hope anywhere in her. In October 2019, Piotr Kaluba resigned as president. Three months later, all first-team players were relieved to find new clubs. During the preparations for the winter, coach Wojciech Szymanek did not have enough players, and everything showed that Polonia could not join the third league spring game.