Stadion Dziesięciolecia - 10th-Anniversary Stadium in Warsaw

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    Prior to the construction of Warsaw's new National Stadium, there once stood on the same spot 'Stadion Dziesięciolecia' (10th-Anniversary Stadium).

    Construction began in 1953, mostly with rubble from buildings destroyed during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

    In 1968, during a propaganda festival, it was the site of Ryszard Siwiec's self-immolation in protest at the invasion of Czechoslovakia.

    Prior to its demolition, 'Stadion' became Europe's largest open-air market. The stadium hosted the opening game of the Euro 2012 football championship.

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