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1946 (76 years old)


Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium
(20,247 Capacity)

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Gdańska Street, Bydgoszcz, Poland


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Zawisza Bydgoszcz (Polish pronunciation: ) is a sports club from Bydgoszcz, Poland, founded in 1946. Its name commemorates a legendary Polish 15th-century knight, Zawisza Czarny (Zawisza the Black). The club holds many sections: football, track and field athletics, boxing, rowing, canoeing, weightlifting, gymnastics, shooting, and parachuting ones.

The team was founded in 1946, as a military-sponsored club in Koszalin, although they only played friendly matches initially. When the army headquarters moved to Bydgoszcz a year later in 1947 the club followed.

The football team has achieved some successes, playing for several years in the Polish First Division, first winning promotion in 1961.

They reached the semi-finals of the Polish Cup in 1991 and competed in 1993 Intertoto Cup.

Zawisza was relegated from the Second Level to Fourth Level in the 1997–98 season. In 2001, they controversially merged with Chemik Bydgoszcz, and played as Chemik-Zawisza, whilst the reserve team was initially meant to be called Zawisza-Chemik, although ultimately the reserved team remained as simply "Zawisza". The merger turned out to be very unsuccessful, and the senior side started anew from the bottom of the league pyramid reverting to "Chemik", leaving the reserve team in the fifth division, which subsequently became Zawisza's senior team.

Aside from the ongoing Hydrobudowa scandal between 2006 and 2008, the original team were promoted to the Third Level after finishing 1st in their regional Group of the 3rd liga in the 2007–2008 season. On 12 June 2011, after a 13-year absence, Zawisza was promoted to the Second Division after finishing second 5 points behind Olimpia Grudziądz in the Third Division West in the 2010–11 season. In 2013 Zawisza won the Polish Second Division and were promoted.

They won the Polish Cup in the 2013–14 season, 6–5 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes against Zagłębie Lubin, and qualified to UEFA Europe League second qualifying round.

After the club had finished 5th in 2015–16 I liga, it did not receive a license for the following season due to financial problems and dissolved. The refounded club SP Zawisza started the 2016-17 season in Klasa B, grupa Bydgoszcz III which is in the 8th tier of Polish football.

Zawisza's under-19 team won the national youth championship in 1981.

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Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium (Polish: Kompleks Sportowy "Zawisza" im. Zdzisława Krzyszkowiaka w Bydgoszczy) is a multi-use stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland. It was completed in 1960 with a capacity of about 35,000-45,000 on wooden benches. The stadium was completely rebuilt in 2007–2008, and the current seating capacity is 20,247 people. It is currently used for football matches and track and field events.

The stadium is named after Polish Olympic gold medal-winning runner Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak.



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