Amsterdam: Snowy surprise during Ajax-Feyenoord classic

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Amsterdam: Snowy surprise during Ajax-Feyenoord classic As almost all of Amsterdam Arena was ecstatic with the 3:0 victory in 87th minute, a significant mass of snow fell onto substitute benches and first rows of seating at the main stand. Thankfully it’s been funny rather than scary, no-one was hurt.


Sunday’s classic between Ajax and Feyenoord at the Amsterdam ArenA had an unusual atmosphere. However, not for the pyrotechnic display, loud chanting, minutes of silence or the 3:0 for the home side.

Media outlets worldwide all focus on the 87th minute, when players and staff members had to flee onto the pitch as significant amounts of snow started falling from the roof.

As the ArenA’s cover was sealed, we have no solid information about reason of the incident. Ajax doesn’t comment on how the snow got through, while various media give at least three different causes (glass panel breaking/falling off, a hatch opening). What is clear, though, is that no-one was hurt and referee restarted the game after a moment.

The event already had several humorous interpretations, like this one with ‘proper’ soundtrack:

And if you’re interested in the match’s atmosphere itself, please check out this video compilation with a great selection of what happened. The snow appears after the 6th minute.