This year's Topliga champion will be crowned at SuperFinal XI on July 16, and it was announced today that the championship game will be played in Podlasie. The SuperFinal, a game that has drawn 61,600 fans over the past four seasons, is now scheduled to take place at Białystok's Municipal Stadium.
“Białystok is excited to support events that are organized with passion,” commented Tadeusz Truskolaski, the mayor of Białystok. “The city has been working for several years with the Lowlanders, a team that is very active off the field in community events and in the promotion of the city.”
The president of the Primacol Białystok Lowlanders, Rafał Bierć, added his thoughts: “To have the championship in Białystok creates a great opportunity for us. It would be a dream come true for us to play in the most important game of the year in front of a large audience of our own fans. Even so, we can't look ahead that far yet, and we are currently focusing on Saturday's game against the Topliga's current defending champions.
“SuperFinal XI fits perfectly with our 'Białystok for Tolerance' initiative, which we began in 2014,” added vice-mayor Rafał Rudnicki. “The goal of the program is to prevent racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances. The SuperFinal stands for multiculturalism and brings together fans from all of Poland to cheer together. I am convinced that this event will demonstrate that Białystok is an open and modern city.”
“The previous 10 editions of the SuperFinal have seen teams from Lower Silesia, Mazowia and Pomorska named as champions,” chimed in Polish League of American Football President Jędrzej Stęszewski. “Now the final will be in Białystok, home for years of a strongly supported team. We are excited to be able to show the city's residents what a fantastic and spectacular game American football is. In addition to an exciting game on the field, the day will include festivities that will start, in true American style, hours before the game. The pregame picnic and entertainment will be included in the price of admission, which will start at 20 PLN for the Białystok SuperFinal.”
Today's press conference announcing the location of SuperFinal XI took place at the same location where that game will be played. The events at Białystok's Municipal Stadium included an exhibition of American football by players from the Warsaw Eagles and the Lowlanders.