Poznań, the capital of the Wielkopolska region of Poland, has always played an important role in Poland’s history and today remains one of the oldest, yet most vibrant and beautiful Polish cities.
It is best known for its renaissance Old Town and Ostórw tumski Cathedral. It is a place where the energy of the New Europe is merged with the civilization of the West. A metropolis with over half-a-million residents, Poznań is situated in the most economically developed region of Poland, closer to Berlin then to Warsaw.
Are, of course, there is the famous Lech Poznan. Lech won the Polish league a total of seventh times, Polish Cup 5 times, 6 times a Super Cup. Most recently championship took place in 2015. Most recent success in Europe took place in season 2010/2011 when Lech goes out from a very difficult group in Europe League in one group with Manchester City and Juventus. Important fact is that Robert Lewandowski played in Lech from 2008-2010 and became there a top scorer of Polish League.
Right now, every season Lech and Legia are fighting for the championship among themselves. The game between those two teams is considered as the hottest and the fiercest in Poland. The clubs hate each other and fans of these two teams are considered as the best ultra in Europe so you can only imagine what might happen on the tribune.
In 2018, Legia celebrated the championship on Lech stadium (Lech fans get so pissed that they made a pitch invasion and stopped the game) so the last two years Lech is always eager for a rematch not only in a sporting way.
The game is the biggest sports event in Poland without no doubts. All media and supporters in Poland have their eyes on it!
Are you ready to experience the biggest Derby in Poland with us?
Immerse yourself in the magical city of Poznan and its culture!
After arrival and check-in, your local host Filip will show you around and take you to the old town to check on the buildings from the Old Market Square and Poznań Town Hall houses. History lessons and storytelling by Filip will unveil some of the local secrets and get you familiar with the football culture.
Speaking of football, after sightseeing and meeting your fellow travelers a stadium tour at Stadion Miejski Poznan or INEA Stadium, home of Lech Poznan will tease your imagination. The exclusive tour will allow us to visit the press conference room, the guests' dressing room, sidelines, players' benches, President Box, Legends' Room and the media stand.
Prepare your mind, body, and soul for an intensity you have never experienced!
Your local host Filip will lead you on the journey through the city's crackling match day atmosphere and noisy streets. We will be heading for a pre-match pub route, going from a bar to another, tasting local beers, food and gathering with Lech Poznan supporters. It is definitely the best way to soak up the atmosphere!
You'll see streets filled with supporters chanting their songs, all the way until you reach the stadium, which is always heavily divided between the two ultra groups.
Here you'll witness the famous Derby of Polish football and find out why it's definitely worthy of the name. After an insane 90 minutes, you'll meet for some farewell drinks before returning home the next day.
Your weekend at the Derby is over, but the adventure has only just begun. Be sure to exchange contacts with your new friends and take some time to reflect on what you've experienced. Your next Homefans adventure might not be far away!