The venue – 21st EFDN Conference

The venue – 21st EFDN Conference

The European Football for Development Network (EFDN) will host its 21st EFDN Conference from the 22nd until the 24th of April in Warsaw, Poland. The topic of this EFDN Conference will be “#More Than Football Matter“, which will take place at the Stadion miejski Legii Warszawa im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudzkiego, the stadium of EFDN Member Legia Warszawa.

Legia Warsaw Stadium

·      Built: 1930

·      Renovated: 2008 – 2011

·      Club: Legia Warszawa

·      Capacity: 31.800

Formed in Warsaw, in 1916 during military operations in World War I, Legia Warsaw is one of the most successful teams in Polish football, winning 20 national titles and the Legia is the only Polish club never to have been relegated from the top flight of Polish football since World War II.

  • 20 Polish Cups
  • 15 League Cups
  • 5 Polish Super Cups

The Foundation

Fundacja Legii (The Legia Foundation), is fully aware of the significant role it plays in the society and the impact it can create through community and social responsibility programmes. The image of the club is influenced not only by on-pitch performance, but also by community work outside the stadium. The Foundation aims to bring help to the people in need and disadvantageous conditions in Poland. Therefore, it offers various types of single actions, long-term community programmes, as well as direct financial and in-kind support. The Foundation and the club itself, see themselves as a role model, trying to encourage, and motivate everyone to join the great Legia Warsaw family and be #ReadyToHelp. Because “every day is good to start helping others”

As one of the leading Polish football clubs, Legia is aware that sport possess tremendous power and is capable to motivate, educate and inspire people all over the world. Thus, Legia Foundation wants to fully exploit the potential of sport, in particular football, while implementing their initiatives. Currently, the CSR activities cover the entire Poland. The Foundation has also supported beneficiaries from Kazakhstan, Croatia, Uganda, Republic of South Africa and Zambia.

Fundacja Legii works on a broad range of initiatives focusing on social and physical activation through sport, integration of different communities such as youth and elderly people. Furthermore, the foundation strives for creation of equal opportunities (for children and families from different environments

  • Social and physical activation through sport.
  • Integration of different communities, youth and elderly people.
  • Children and youth education. Developing pathways to succeed through the power of sport and learning.
  • Care for the future and good start in the lives of youth from the underprivileged communities.
  • Supporting disabled people and their social activation in day-to-day lives.
  • Creation of equal opportunities (for children and families from different environments)

How to get to the venue

The venue is located at 3 Łazienkowska Street, in the area between Czerniakowska, Łazienkowska, Kusocińskiego and Myśliwiecka Streets. The distance from the city centre is approximately 3 kilometres.

To get from Warsaw airports to the Legia Warszawa stadium, you will need to consider which airport you are arriving at. Warsaw has two main airports: Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) and Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI).

  1. From Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW):
    • Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport. You can take a taxi directly to the Legia Warszawa stadium. Make sure to use official taxi services.
    • Public Transport: You can also take public transportation. Bus number 175 connects the airport with the city center. From there, you can transfer to other public transport options like trams or buses to get to the stadium. Remember to use the public transport app or website for the most up-to-date information on routes and schedules.
  2. From Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI):
    • ModlinBus: ModlinBus is a dedicated service that connects Warsaw Modlin Airport with the city center. Once you reach the city center, you can use public transport or a taxi to reach the Legia Warszawa stadium.
    • Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport. You can take a taxi directly to the stadium

To reach the Legia Warszawa stadium from the city center of Warsaw using public transport, take the metro to the Politechnika station, transfer to one of the buses heading to the Łazienkowska Bridge, and alight at the Rozbrat or Legia Stadion bus stop.