According to Gazeta Wyborcza, Wrocław City are hoping to secure EU funds for an upgrade to Hala Stulecia that would boost the arena's capacity from 6,000 to 8,000 spectators.
Today's report suggests that the city will soon apply for a grant of 40 million zł to allow Hala Stulecia to be upgraded in 2019.
If the funding can be secured, Hala Stulecia would be closed to the public for 6 months while the renovation work is carried out. When completed, the upgrade would allow for more space for the Marilyn Monroe exhibition, while the arena's capacity would also increase from 2,000 to 6,000.
In a few years time the EU funds allocated to Poland will be cut, and Andrzej Baworowski, the President of Hala Stulecia, believes this is their last chance to accrue the funding necessary to make the desired upgrades. Baworowski is nonetheless confident of securing the funds, as in his own words, Hala Stulecia "meets all the necessary criteria".
Meanwhile today outside Hala Stulecia, the famous spire is set to be erected once again having been taken down last year for repairs. The process of putting the spire upright is currently ongoing. For those interested in the progress of the operation, Gazeta Wroclawska are reporting live at the scene.