Amsterdam Arena

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Amsterdam Arena

Location : Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates : 52° 18′ 51″ N, 4° 56′ 31″ E
Built : 1994–1996
Opened : August 14, 1996
Owner : Gemeente Amsterdam, Stadion Amsterdam N.V.
Construction cost : €140 million
Capacity : 51,628 seats (matches), 68,000 seats (concerts)
Field dimensions : 235 × 180 × 78 m
Tenants : AFC Ajax (1996–present), Amsterdam Admirals (1996–2007)

Amsterdam ArenA is a stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The stadium was
built from 1993 to 1996 at a cost of €140 million, and was officially opened
on August 14, 1996. It has been used for association football, American foot
ball, concerts, and other events. The stadium has a retractable roof combined
with a grass surface. It has a capacity of 51,628 seats during sports matches
and 68,000 places during concerts.

The stadium is the home of the association football club AFC Ajax (1996–
present) and was the home of the now-retired American football club Ams-
terdam Admirals (1996–2007). It was one of the stadiums used during UEFA
Euro 2000. Dutch and international artists gave concerts in the ArenA, such
as André Hazes and The Rolling Stones. Every year the dance event Sensation
is held in the stadium.


Amsterdam was one of six cities that bid to host the 1992 Summer Olympics.
In 1986, a new Olympic stadium was designed, with a football field and an
athletics track. It was to be built in the area of Strandvliet in Amsterdam
Zuidoost. After Amsterdam lost the bid to Barcelona in October 1986, the
plans for the new stadium were abandoned. In 1987, the Stichting Amsterdam
Sportstad (English: “Amsterdam Sports City Foundation”) was established,
which made new plans for a sports stadium with an all-seated capacity of
55,000. In 1990, a new design was made based on both previous designs, with
a football field, an athletics track, and completely covered by a roof. By this
time, AFC Ajax needed a new stadium, because their old stadium De Meer no
longer had sufficient capacity.

Once more the design was altered: the athletics track was removed, the
capacity was reduced to 50,000 seats, and the fixed roof was replaced by a
retractable roof. In 1992, the Government of Amsterdam authorised the plans
for the stadium with a Transferium where people could transfer from their car
to various forms of public transportation. In 1993, the Government of
Amsterdam changed the development plan of the location and gave a permit
to build the stadium.

The first pile of the deep foundation of the stadium was placed on November
26, 1993. The construction work would take almost three years. The highest
point of the building was reached on February 24, 1995, after the roof
construction was raised. The fly-over from the public road to the parking
facilities was opened on March 13, 1996. The Amsterdam ArenA received
180,000 visitors during the construction work, until the stadium was closed
from July 1, 1996 until the opening ceremony. The Amsterdam ArenA was
officially opened on August 14, 1996 by Queen Beatrix.

The Queen opened the Amsterdam ArenA by making a curtain fall inside the
stadium. This revealed the world’s largest painting De Zee (English: The Sea)
of 80 × 126 metres. Two-dimensional ships were placed on the sea
representing the clubs in the Eredivisie. Trijntje Oosterhuis sang the hymn De
Zee, composed for the opening ceremony by John Ewbank. An eight-day torch
relay with 375 runners over 1400 kilometer through the Netherlands reached
the stadium. The first runner was Johan Cruijff starting in the old stadium De
Meer, the last runner was Frank Rijkaard arriving in the new stadium
Amsterdam ArenA. After the grass was revealed and the roof opened, an
inaugural football match was played between AFC Ajax and AC Milan.

The construction of the Amsterdam ArenA cost €140 million.
he stadium combines a retractable roof with a grass surface. This caused some
problems in the beginning: the grass rolls would not grow in the shade of the
open roof and had to be replaced up to four times a year.

The stadium combines a retractable roof with a grass surface. This caused some
problems in the beginning: the grass rolls would not grow in the shade of the
open roof and had to be replaced up to four times a year.

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