Watch a concert or catch a major sporting event at the multi-purpose Ergo Arena, which straddles the border between Gdansk and Sopot.
Visiting Ergo Arena
Built in 2010, the Ergo Arena is a sleek modern entertainment and sporting venue that can hold up to 15,000 people. It puts on everything from big-scale pop concerts featuring international stars to European and international sports championships in athletics, handball and even motocross. The border between Sopot and Gdansk goes exactly halfway through the arena – hence the name of its address, which translates as Two-City Square.
You can book a tour of Ergo Arena which lasts for 40 to 50 minutes and includes behind-the-scenes visits backstage, to celebrities’ dressing rooms and the VIP boxes. End the tour with a bite to eat at the arena’s Classic Restaurant. These tours usually take place twice a week, so check with the arena before you go. Times of the tours are affected when major events are scheduled that day.
Where to Stay near Ergo Arena
There’s a wide range of hotels near Ergo Arena to choose from if you decide to stay in Sopot. Book a room in a grand spa hotel either on the beach or within a short walk of the beach clubs and facilities. You can also find a selection of cosy boutique hotels and family-run guesthouses in and around Jelitkowo, a leafy district close to Ergo Arena and which has its own sandy beach.
Another option is to book an apartment so you can do some self-catering. There’s a good selection of three- and four-star apartment hotels close to Ergo Arena and the beach at Jelitkowo, as well as in Sopot.
Getting to Ergo Arena
You can easily get to Ergo Arena using the SKM commuter rail, trams and buses, both from Sopot and from Gdansk. The nearest stop on the SKM train is at Gdansk Zabianka, which is a ten-minute walk from Ergo Arena. If you’re driving, the Ergo Arena has a car park which you can book in advance.