- Address: Ulica Bulgarska 17, Poznań
- Country: Poland
- Capacity: 43,000
- Opened: 23 August 1980
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Lech Poznań (football)
Extra stadium info – Stadion Miejski w Poznaniu
The construction of the stadium, which was known as the INEA Stadion, started in 1968. The venue hosted matches of the national football teams of Croatia, Ireland and the Italian Republic for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. The European championship for national football teams was won by Spain after beating the Italians 4-0. 63,000 people attended the final, which took place in Ukraine. The national football team of Spain were crowned European champions for the third time in their history in Ukraine. The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1984, when 45,000 spectators showed up for a match of Lech Poznań.
The venue named Stadion Miejski w Poznaniu hosts the home games of Lech Poznań, one of the major Polish sports clubs. Lech Poznań was founded in 1922 under a different name. In 1983, they were crowned Polish football champions for the first time in their history. Lech Poznań drew an average attendance of 23,000 in 15 home games during that Polish top-flight football league season. They won 17 of the 30 games during that domestic league season. Five matches ended in a draw and eight matches ended in a loss.
The Polish football star Robert Lewandowski, who was born in Warsaw in 1988, played numerous matches for Lech Poznań. He became the player who scored the most goals for the national football team of Poland. In 2013, Lewandowski played for Borussia Dortmund in the first-ever UEFA Champions League final between two German clubs. FC Bayern München won the final in front of 86,000 fans in London. Robert Lewandowski joined Bayern München in 2014.
The FIFA World Cup
In 2018, Lewandowski played his first-ever FIFA World Cup match with the national football team of Poland. He lost the game, which took place in the Russian city of Moscow, against Senegal. 44,000 spectators showed up for the match. Robert Lewandowski also lost his second FIFA World Cup game, which was a game between Poland and Colombia. He won his third FIFA World Cup match against Japan. Jan Kacper Bednarek scored the only goal of the game. On 4 September 2017, Bednarek made his debut for the national football team of Poland in a 3-0 victory over Kazakhstan.