For several years, Toruń has been particularly proud of a modern and multi-functional sports and event hall – Arena Toruń. Although the facility is used by the representatives of various disciplines, particular importance is placed upon athletic events. The hall has a permanent 200-metre race-track and other facilities allowing for the organisation of athletic competition a highest local and international level. It is Arena Toruń where the 10th European Masters Athletics Championships Indoor took place in 2015.

Every year, the hall sees an international athletic meeting called Copernicus Cup, now included in a prestigious cycle of events – IAAF World Indoor Tour (indoor counterpart of the Diamond League). Thus, it is one of the five most important indoor athletic meeting in the world. The competitors include the biggest athletic celebrities. Those who took part in the event so far were for example: Genzebe Dibaba, Tomasz Majewski, Kim Collins, Mohamed Aman, Adam Kszczot, Timothy Kitum and Pavel Maslak. The city applied for organisation of World and European Championships for Masters.

The main hall with athletic race-track equipped with sports and technical facilities in accordance with current IAAF guidelines:

  • six-track round 200-metre race-track each single track 1m wide
  • eight-track straight racetrack for sprint races each single track 1,22 m wide in run tracks for long jump, triple jump, pole vault and high jump
  • shot put track
  • Multi-functional pitches meeting the international requirements for tournaments and allowing for organisation of the competition.
  • Climbing wall meeting the requirements for organising masters championships
  • A hall for combative sports: judo, aikido, karate with appropriate mats and a warm-up area
  • Medical centres
  • Wellness lounges
  • Gyms

Apart from the main hall, the hall also includes additional sports facilities: a training hall as large as a handball, volleyball, basketball and tennis pitch with a climbing wall, a hall for martial arts, a gym, a hall for table tennis, dressing rooms, bathrooms adjusted to the requirements of various sporting federations, outpatient clinic, anti-doping clinic and wellness lounge. A climbing wall was also designed, which increases the attractiveness of the facility and allows for organising the tournaments in more sporting disciplines.

Audiences

The audience, depending on the character of the individual event, may vary in number: from 5192 places on permanent stands in the basic form of the hall up to 6248 places – after using movable stands during the tournaments in group disciplines (volleyball, basketball, handball) – excluding the places for commentators and VIPs. The entertainment events may accommodate an additional number of approx. 3000 places after placing chairs on the pitch or organising sectors with standing places.
The complex has been designed without any architectural barriers, which would allow for organising events and sporting events also for the disabled.

ARENA IN NUMBERS

20m – height
97,10m – width
162,25 – length
4 – number of ground levels
5168 – number of permanent places on the stand (including 249 VIP places)
510 – number of places on movable stands
700 – parking spaces
438 – parking spaces
28615m2 – usable area of the ground part
1 – number of underground levels
7 – number of VIP lounges
63 – number of places in a VIP lounge
108 – number of places for commentators