(Łódzki Klub Sportowy) ( ) is a Polish
Sports Club which is publicly owned by Łódź City Council. They are
best known for their football
but are represented in many sports such as basketball
and Rugby Union 7's
The club is
based at Al. Unii Lubelskiej 2 in the West of Łódź, Poland.
club was founded in 1908.
the new Atlas
Arena was completed adjacent to the soccer
It is an indoor arena and has already hosted
international events in basketball, volleyball and boxing. The City
council intend to construct a brand new stadium on the site of the
current soccer stadium. It is intended to be complete in time for
. Although Lodz is not a host
city it is hoped the failure by the Ukraine to be ready on time
will lead to Poland hosting the entire tournament on its own and
therefore requiring more host cities. There are currently 4 Polish
host cities (Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw)and 2 back-up cities
(Krakow, Chorzow), but 7-8 stadia would be required to host the
tournament. It is envisioned the new stadium will hold approx
40,000 seats as required by UEFA
. Due to their
rivalry Widzew Lodz have ruled out using this new stadium and
instead intend to rebuild their own stadium.
They have a fierce rivalry with cross-town club, Widzew Łódź
, with the derby match
between the two clubs being intense
both on and off the field.
Their nickname Rycerze Wiosny
(Spring Knights) has been
given to them due to their usually strong performance in the second
round of the league, after Winter break.
As of February 2009.
Players out on loan
ŁKS in Europe