|10th-Anniversary Stadium (Polish: Stadion Dziesięciolecia), opened in 1955, was for decades the largest stadium in Warsaw, and one of the largest in Poland. Under the Polish People's Republic, it was one of the most advertised construction sites and a principal venue for Party and state festivities. |
In the 1980s the stadium became dilapidated, as no funds could be found to refurbish it. After 1989 it was used mainly as a bazaar called Jarmark Europa, becoming famous as the place to buy a whole range of illegal goods, most notably pirated software and media.
Its demolition began in September 2008, and the new National Stadium is constructed in its place to serve as one of the venues for Euro 2012.