EUROPEAN ATHLETICS U23 CHAMPIONSHIPS BYDGOSZCZ 2017

Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium in Bydgoszcz, conveniently located at Gdańska 163, on the area of 25 hectares, includes a football pitch and athletics track, games room, indoor running track, shooting gallery, training stadium, fields with artificial turf, gym, boxing ring, tennis courts, gymnastics grounds, administration offices, restaurant and hotel.

The stadium hosts two disciplines: football and athletics. It was built between 1957-1960 and renovated in the years 2007-2008. It seats 20 247 spectators and provides lockers, conference rooms, restaurants, spa and wellness rooms, offices and public conveniences for the sportsmen, staff and spectators, located on four floors, under the main stand. The venue meets all the requirements of the IAAF, and holds the First Class certificate. The 9-lane, blue running track is made of Conipur-M layer. The grounds also provide 1000 parking spaces.

The venue has hosted several National and International Athletics Championships, including:
  • 1979 – European Junior Athletics Championships
  • 1999 – IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics (the first event in the U17 series)
  • 2003 – European Athletics U23 Championships
  • 2004 – SPAR European Cup 2004 
  • 2008 – IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics
Since 2001 the stadium has hosted the annual European Athletics Festival (currently named European Athletics Classic Permit Meeting) with re-known Polish and world athletes.