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Interview

#TDS22 Guest Q&A: Ergo Arena’s Kamil Kukułka

Images: Kamil Kukułka

Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit 2022, we caught up with Kamil Kukułka, executive board advisor at Ergo Arena in Gdańsk, Poland…

Kukułka owns Sport Innovation, an independent sales and market agency founded in 2008, which specialises in sports venues and events commercialisation, and corporate sponsorships. The company also represents the National Stadium in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Ergo Arena, which opened in 2010 and hosts music and sporting events, has a capacity of up to 15,000.

Ergo Arena has hosted athletics, handball and volleyball events, as well as concerts from the likes of Lady Gaga, Iron Maiden and Andrea Bocelli…

TheStadiumBusiness: What’s exciting you in the field of stadium design at present?

Kamil Kukułka: “I am a fan of all self-service technologies generating more revenues and enabling faster service and fewer queues, like checkout-free shops and self-pouring beer, so I hope there will be more to come.”

TSB: What’s in the pipeline for the Ergo Arena over the next six to 12 months?

KK: “The upcoming months look promising with sport and family events, including the IHF World Men’s Handball Championships 2023 and Cirque du Soleil, as well as international concerts and top DJ festivals.

“However, we are worried with rapidly increasing costs of living and I wonder how long the audience will be able to afford the higher ticket prices.”

TSB: What are you most looking forward to about the Summit?

KK: “We are looking for more energy-saving solutions, after investing in LED lights and photovoltaic installations on the arena’s roof. We are also interested in ideas and investors for buildings with complementary services in the area around the venue, in line with our masterplan for the next 10 years.”

Explore the future of stadium design with Kamil Kukułka and 400+ stadium industry leaders – exclusively at #TDS22.

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