The Netherlands: Nieuw Cambuurstadion contract finally signed

source:; author: Rafał Zagrobelny

The Netherlands: Nieuw Cambuurstadion contract finally signed The new stadium in Leeuwarden will be ready for use no later than 1 September 2023. Developer Van Wijnen confirmed the schedule shortly after the contract for the construction of the much-awaited venue had been signed.


SC Cambuur, the municipality of Leeuwarden, ROC Friese Poort college and the construction company Van Wijnen signed the contract at the exact location where the Nieuw Cambuurstadion is to be built. Once the agreement was signed, the municipality was able to hand over all the land to the contractor and publish the environmental permit.

Nieuw Cambuurstadion© SC Cambuur

SC Cambuur have been balancing between the Eredivisie and the Eerste Divisie for the past ten years, but have been in the middle of the table for some time. However, the club is aiming to join the league's top teams and a modern stadium is expected to help them achieve their goal.

But it will not only be the home of the Eredivisie football club. The ROC Friese Poort college will also move into the stadium, renting more than 7,500 square metres of space. It will therefore be one of the few, if not the only stadium in the world to house a major higher education institution.

This is a completely different tie-up from, for example, Den Haag, where two casinos have already been launched in the stadium. In the case of Nieuw Cambuurstadion the only thing left for gambling fans is to play on the internet via sites like het online casino Nederland. This is a website that lists the best and reliable online casinos in the Netherlands. So you can quickly and easily choose between the best casinos where you can play for free.

Nieuw Cambuurstadion© SC Cambuur

You might find the design familiar to MAC³PARK stadion. This is not a coincidence, because FC Zwolle's arena was also designed by the same studio - Widdershoven Architecten. Nieuw Cambuurstadion will be a venue with a capacity of 15,000 spectators with four separate stands and unbuilt corners.

Originally, the roof of the stadium was to be a single structure towering over the auditorium. The necessity to make changes in the design occurred due to the increasing price of steel. The opening of the corners raised concerns among residents about potential noise but after a series of meetings a consensus was reached.

Nieuw Cambuurstadion© SC Cambuur

The construction cost will be around €44 million, split between the club, the municipality and the company Van Wijnen, which will operate the facility. SC Cambuur will contribute €5 million, which is expected to be covered through commercialisation of the skyboxes and sponsorship deals.

Although the construction of the new stadium fills Cambuur supporters with joy, recently a large part of the local community has become inflamed with negative emotions towards the emerging facility. All because of the illegal felling of trees on the edge of the plot where the arena will eventually stand.

Due to the felling of trees, bat migration routes were lost. The Municipal administration has violated the law and now has to rapidly plant 35 trees along Harlingervaart at Slauerhoffweg.