Hutnik Stadium Looking Good

England’s training ground is looking spruce and professional with three weeks to go before the team is expected in Krakow.

Fears that the Hutnik stadium might be below par have proved unfounded as a major refurbishment of the pitch and buildings nears conclusion.

In December last year, British tabloid The Sun published a scathing report on the Nowa Huta ground, branding it “a shambolic dump… barely fit for a pub team.”

Today, the newly-laid pitch is looking lush and the ground’s buildings have been fixed up and repainted.

Before…

…After

Building debris remains to be cleared away and resurfacing of the car park and access road was still ongoing when the Krakow Post visited the ground on the weekend, but the bulk of the work is done.

Muddy…

…Magnificent

Urban…

…Urbane

The Suche Stawy (Dry Ponds) Stadium, as the ground is officially known, is home to Hutnik Nowa Huta football club. The renovation work has been funded  by the English Football Association and the City of Krakow.

New turnstile and entrance for visitors (away fans)

Ground clearance

Finishing touches – Mrs Mop goes to work

4 thoughts on “Hutnik Stadium Looking Good

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    May 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm
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    Looks magnificant. Generally, it’s just the media and miserable English people that can’t say a nice word about Poland and Ukraine. The arrogance is disgusting. I’ll be in Krakow, an amazing City and then in Ukraine, following England and me and my mates cannot wait to visit!

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    May 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm
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    It’s certainly good enough for a pub team. Perfect, then, for England.

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    June 1, 2012 at 10:38 am
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    Of the 3 teams staying in Krakow (England, Italy and Holland) I can understand why the English FA have chosen the worst facilities…because they have the most money, and it is an investment for Hutkin also.

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