Archive News Stories of 2015 from Krakow Info
Nearly 300 Monuments In Need of Repair
Committee supervising restoration of Krakow’s
historic buildings expects some 300 of them to
undergo extensive renovation till the end of 2015, at a cost of
513 million zloties (about 122 million euro).
Besides the Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral the
list of historic buildings earmarked for renovation
in the first half of this decade includes such
Krakow’s famous ancient monuments as St. Mary’s
basilica, the Dominican monastery, the Franciscan
monastery, Corpus Christi church, St. Catherine’s
church, Skalka Sanctuary, High Synagogue and Remuh
cemetery, Tyniec Abbey, Cistercian Abbey in Mogila,
and Bielany monastery. Fortunately, none of the
city’s top landmarks requires comprehensive
Ice hockey world
championship Krakow 2015.
April 18th-24th, 2015 Krakow will host the IIHF
World Championship Division I A in ice hockey.
Originally the tournament was to take place in
Donetsk in eastern Ukraine but hostilities there
made the International Ice Hockey Federation to
found another location and Krakow has fortunately
come to their rescue. Six national hockey teams -
representing Italy, Japan, Poland, Hungary,
Kazakhstan, and Ukraine – will vie for promotion to
the top sixteen teams to compete the actual world
championship in 2016. All matches are to be played
in the brand-new
Krakow Arena, capacity 15,000.
Krakow, the rugby Capital of Poland.
Rugby 7 National Center has opened in Krakow at
Osiedle Lubocza in Nowa Huta district. The sports
complex consist of a rugby stadium with a playing
field 100 meters long and 70 meters wide, a training
ground, a club building, and a playground. The
facilities are used as the base of Poland’s national
team (the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
feature rugby, the first time ever). The rugby
complex will also double as the home turf of Nowa
Huta Rugby Club, one of Krakow’s two pro teams, and
will serve the needs of the locals. Krakow's Rugby 7
National Center cost 6.8 million zloty to build, 3.7
million covered by the Krakow municipality.