The first whistle at the Krakow City Cup will be the kick off of a great international football event for the youth of Europe. Due to the central location of the city, the reputation of Krakow and the guarantee of an extensive international competition, the organizers can count on teams from over 10 countries. Of course, English teams will be around since at the UEFA EURO 2012 the Hutnik Krakow sports park was the home of the English national team. In addition to 7 sleek pitches, the sports park offers a stadium with 6,400 seats, a sports hall with approximately 1,000 seats and a swimming pool. The park will be festively decorated for the occasion with various kiosks for snacks and drinks and an attractive terrace. But while you're here: the beautiful center of Krakow with its imposing squares and cozy terraces at the foot of the Wawel Castle is on the UNESCO list for a good reason.
The Kraków City Cup is organised by 2th division club Hutnik Kraków in close cooperation with the city of Kraków and Com-Com Zone.
The Krakow City Cup is played at one sports park about 8 kilometres east of the city centre. The venue the Com-Com Zone park offers 6 tight pitches, various facilities including a grandstand with a view over all football pitches, a swimming pool fitness area and large sports hall. The park is festively decorated for the occasion with various kiosks for snacks and drinks, a nice terrace and various sporting activities.
The old center of Krakow is a large, colorful collection of monuments, cathedrals, beautiful mansions and even a castle. The former capital of Poland is on the UNESCO World Heritage List for a reason.
Krakow (800,000 inhabitants) is one of the major tourist attractions in Europe. The Main Market Square (Rynek Główny) is even the largest city square in Europe. The square in the heart of the city is the size of three football fields and is surrounded by stately mansions, palaces and churches from the 13th century. Tourist attractions in the square include the Sukiennice bazaar and St. Mary's Church. A little further between the market square and the river Wisla, you will find the imposing Wawel Castle, which was once home to the Polish kings and later presidents.
Krakow has a compact center. All attractions are within walking distance! The old town is a succession of shopping streets and terraces. It doesn't matter which route you take – there is always something to buy, eat or drink. During the day there is shopping, but in the evening students and partygoers rule the streets. The most famous location is of course the market square, which is completely lined with cafe bars and terraces. Especially in summer the terraces are pleasantly busy. In the middle of the square is the beautiful Sukiennice bazaar where you can buy everything from crafts to delicacies. This heart of Krakow beats 24 hours a day.
Well-known shopping streets are Grodzka Street that connects the market square with the Wawel Castle and on the other side of the market, the always lively Florianska Street with countless restaurants, cafes and bars. If you keep walking you will come to the Krakowski Kredens – a large and modern shopping center.