Stadion Feijenoord (De Kuip)
|40 000 (Roofed seats)|
|1200 (Buisinnes seats)|
|Inauguration||27/03/1937 (Feyenoord - Beerschot 5-2)|
|Renovations||1941, 1958, 1994|
|Design||Leendert van der Vlugt|
|Address||Van Zandvlietplein 3, 3077 AA Rotterdam|
Description: Stadion Feijenoord
Work on new stadium for the growing fanbase of Feijenoord started in 1935. Cofinanced from private money by billionaire van Beuningen, this venue proved to be a model used for decades in other cities, to name just Camp Nou in Barcelona. Club president Leen van Zandvliet used best examples from London and New York and was determined to make use of the in Rotterdam. His vision was brought to life by architect Leendert van der Vlugt who used – then cheap – steel, concrete and glass to create a functionalistic venue.
Two years after groundbreaking Feijenoord Stadion was ready and could accommodate up to 64,000 people on two-tiered stands with no obstructed view for spectators, then a unique feature. During WWII it was close to being dismantled as the Germans needed steel for their campaign, but thankfully this didn’t happen. This would have been ironic as the private founder of the ground got his fortune from exporting materials from Germany during WWI.
Despite several redevelopments ‘De Kuip’ (The Bathtub – due to its oval shape) retained the 1937 form. Floodlight masts (mounted in 1958) stand around the stadium and the roof (1994) does not intrude facades almost at all. These were among reasons for naming Feijenoord Stadion one of Rotterdam’s monuments. The ground’s value is hard to question as Dutch national team played nearly 150 games here, Euro 2000 had this stadium as main venue and a record of 10 European club competition cup finals were played here.
Rotterdam: Analyst questions viability of Feyenoord City
If not as a project altogether, then at least for Feyenoord the new commercial project planned on Nieuwe Maas riverside may be a risk more than a chance. Or so claims sports economist dr Tsjalle van der Burg.
Rotterdam: New Feyenoord stadium has to become a floodbank
In normal circumstances this stadium would probably not get the green light. But with insufficient spaces for urban growth a riverbank project needs to be considered. It needs to provide protection from flooding to surrounding areas, though.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord confirm talks with Goldman Sachs
Reigning Dutch champions seek funding for their long-awaited new stadium at the Nieuwe Maas. Not for construction yet, they need some €20 million for preparatory works.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord City gets the green light
The city council agreed not only to allow the construction of new Feyenoord stadium, but indeed to contribute significant amount of money to the project.
Rotterdam: 80th birthday of De Kuip
Yes, birthday. Not anniversary. De Kuip is more than a building to Feyenoord fans, which they proved last night in quite significant numbers.
Rotterdam: Club and city agree on Feyenoord City
63,000-capacity stadium on Rotterdam’s southern waterfront will require €135 million in public funding. This represents a third of total stadium spending expected.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord asks fans about their stadium desires
From Monday onwards supporters of Feyenoord can list their desires and expectations for the new 63,000-capacity stadium. Consultation results should be known in mid-December.
New design: Feyenoord’s grand plan a step closer
Not in final detail yet, it’s still the master plan we already know. But now we know it better and this could be Feyenoord’s pass back to the top of European football.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord following rivals with safe standing
After PSV and Ajax Amsterdam, now Feyenoord Rotterdam expressed the will to install safe standing at their stadium. The subject might ease tense atmosphere between the club and fans.
New lists: Who got 4 and 5 stars from UEFA?
It’s only 38 stadiums in total across Europe, so the two lists are truly exclusive. Check out who was granted a 4 or 5-star note by UEFA and why we’re showing these lists to you now…
Rotterdam: Rain of cuddly toys by ADO Den Haag fans
It was surely an adventure for many kids yesterday as visiting supporters showered them with cuddly toys. The overwhelmingly positive action went viral instantly.
New list: These 20 clubs draw biggest crowds
Only six countries have any representation in this ranking. Here is the elite list of clubs that manage to draw 46,000 people or more every single game!
Rotterdam: Draconian safety precautions by Feyenoord
Dutch Europa League contender Feyenoord announced very severe measures against its own fanbase. De Kuip capacity will be halved and nets will surround the field.
Rotterdam: New Feyenoord stadium by 2023?
Location selected, capacity now clear. Next step may consider the kind of roof for the new Feyenoord stadium. If everything goes as planned, construction should begin in 2018.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord chose riverside stadium site
After consultation, both Feyenoord and the municipality of Rotterdam selected the northern riverside site as the preferred location for new 60,000+ stadium. What will happen to De Kuip? A whole lot!
Rotterdam: New Feyenoord stadium for no more than 65,000 people
While final location is yet to be selected, we can already confirm that capacity of the new Rotterdam stadium won’t exceed 65,000 seats. Growing further would force major infrastructure changes.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord Stadium to be built on water?
Three possible location for new Feyenoord stadium are under consideration. Two of them would see the stadium built partly on water. And the club seems delighted with such vision!
Rotterdam: Feyenoord to get a new stadium after all?
In mid-2016 we should know the future plan for Feyenoord’s stadium. No more revamps of De Kuip, this time (again!) a brand new arena is contemplated in southern Rotterdam.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 1. The Leagues)
Numbers don’t lie: French Ligue 1 outgrew Italian Serie A as Europe’s fourth largest league. Premier League seems unlikely to catch up to Bundesliga, while Turkey, Ukraine and Scotland are down.