The Polish government is set to invest in the innovation of football, in an effort to boost the development of the sport.
On Friday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki rolled-out plans which will see the introduction of new training facilities and stadium safety programs in a country, famed for its devotion to the ‘beautiful game’.
“We want football to be the king of sport. We want a Polish club to play in the Champions League and be able to win against the best,” Morawiecki told journalists in Warsaw.
Morawiecki insists the degree of success in football depends on the quality of training.
Just last week, the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art football training and research facility ‘Legia Training Center’ was attended by senior government officials. The complex, set up by the top-flight Polish football club Legia Warsaw, will be the most modern football training center in the country, boasting 6 pitches, a Football Academy, and artificial surfaces.
Moreover, LegiaLab, a special unit dedicated to research and development, will be based there. Construction of the 18 million euro site in the town of Ksiazenice scheduled to be finished by summer2020.
Poland has a healthy domestic football scene and boasts its fair share of world-class soccer talent.
Both Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek both play in Europe’s biggest football leagues. During his career, Lewandowski has carved himself a place as one of the greatest strikers in modern football.
Poland’s Piatek – also a member of the national squad – has become a firm fixture on the Italian sporting scene, since joining the Serie A league at AC Milan.