Abe Lenstra Stadion

Capacity26 400
1000 (Standing places)
550 (VIP seats)
44 (Press seats)
Country Netherlands
ClubsSC Heerenven
Floodlights 1,400 lux
Inauguration 20.08.1994 (Heerenveen – PSV, 0-0)
Renovations 2003-2005
Design Alynia Architecten Harlingen bv
Address Abe Lenstra boulevard 19, 8448 JA Heerenveen


Abe Lenstra Stadion – stadium description

Construction began in 1993 and the stands were ready by mid-1994. Initially planned with four independent stands with only floodlight masts in the corners, it was opened with corner stands due to a shift in the project. 14,500 people could then watch games.

First one to take place was Heerenveen – PSV clash, first European match by famous Ronaldo. The match ended goalless and was preceded by prince Willem-Alexander's first kick.

Abe Lenstra, the ground's patron, is considered to be Heerenveen's most famous player, spending 17 years on the pitch in this city before leaving for Enschede.

First redevelopment came already in 1997 with new skyboxes, while a big expansion followed in early twenty-first century, allowing the ground to grow up to 26,100 places. Despite growing demand plans for further expansion have so far been put on hold.



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