Poland vs. Sweden, February 2, 2013!

Autor: Alex Zarganis Published: 7 Dec 2012 | Comments: 0

On February 2, 2013, the Polish national team will take on its counterpart from Sweden in an American football game at Atlas Arena in Łódź. The event will mark a historic debut for the White and Red.

Atlas Arena has been a venue of triumph for Poland in recent years, with the country's national teams seeing success in international competition in both volleyball and handball. After the resounding success of PLFA NAC SuperFinal VII, played in front of 23,000 spectators on July 15, 2012 at the National Stadium in Warsaw, the time had arrived for the formation of a national team in American football.

The Polish team will be composed of players from the 74 teams of the Polish League of American Football (PLFA). Maciej Cetnerowski, Head Coach of the Topliga champion Gdynia Seahawks, will guide the Polish team into its first international battle.

As Atlas Arena is an indoor venue, the format of the play will be slightly different from usual. Arena football is a highly energetic version of the game, with spectacular plays being the norm. Fans are treated to thrills on practically every play.

  Credit Paweł Chwedczuk

- I expect it to be a very inspiring experience for our players, coaches and fans. I am excited for the team to experience the great event that I know the Polish federation is capable of delivering. Poland took the lead in Europe last summer and we need to learn and be inspired by this. We expect a full arena and some great football! - said Tommy Wiking, President of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) and the Swedish American Football Federation (SAFF).

- We are delighted that Sweden has accepted our invitation. As far as I know, 'SuperArena: Poland vs. Sweden' will be the first ever indoor game in which national teams will collide. We are well aware of the strength and the experience of the opponent we will face in our national team's debut. We will do our very best both on and off the field - commented Jędrzej Stęszewski, President of the Polish League of American Football (PLFA).

Because this no ordinary game, a competition of this magnitude requires a unique setting. Attractions are planned for the entire family, in a true American style. These will include numerous contests and prizes, cheerleaders and world-class musical performances. Arena football allows fans to get close to the action – fans can even take home footballs that end up in the stands!

Tickets are available at discounted rates for families, students, senior citizens and groups. Ticket prices start at 35 PLN (discounted tickets start from 28 PLN).

Gates open: 15:00
Kickoff: 17:00

SuperArena: Poland vs. Sweden

Tickets on sale at

Alex Zarganis
PLFA Press Bureau