skills.lab Arena for Polish Record Champion

2024-06-18 | Corporate

Anton Paar SportsTec is installing a skills.lab Arena at Polish soccer club Legia Warszawa. The capital city club is the record champion of the Ekstraklasa with 15 league titles – in the past eleven years alone, the 108-year-old club has won seven titles, which underlines its sustained positive sporting development in the recent past.

The club’s Legia Training Center (LTC) plays a key role in this development. It was opened in 2020 on a site of 15 hectares in Książenice, not far from the Polish capital, and offers multifunctional buildings including a hotel, nine soccer pitches, a sports hall, fitness, wellness and medical facilities as well as its own research and development center on an area of over 9,000 square meters. Since its opening, the LTC is one of the most modern training centers in Central Europe. It is the only facility in Poland admitted to the Association of Sports Performance Centers (ASPC) and has received numerous industry awards over the last few years. Now the training center will be expanded with a skills.lab arena. The system is supposed to open in 2025.

Focus on targeted development
The anticipation at Legia Warszawa is huge: “We are committed to strategically enhancing our infrastructure to uphold our high standards. In this regard, the investment in a skills.lab Arena represents a significant milestone for us,” says Tomasz Zahorski, CEO and Chairman of the board of the LTC, who initiated the discussions with Anton Paar SportsTec a couple of years ago. He is convinced that the skills.lab Arena will give the club a decisive advantage in its further sporting development: “The skills.lab Arena should allow our players, coaches and directors to make better sporting decisions based on precise data, which will also provide long-term economic benefits. This not only strengthens training processes, but also enables us to maximize each player’s potential and focus on their targeted development.”

For Johannes Tändl, General Manager of Anton Paar SportsTec, the partnership affirms the skills.lab Arena as a state-of-the-art system integral to modern football club infrastructure. “With Legia Warszawa, we are now collaborating with another major club in Central Europe that is fully devoted to progressive player development. The club is internationally recognized for organizational professionalism and the ability to provide high-end infrastructure to their players and staff. We are excited to work alongside Legia to elevate talent development to a new level.”