MAC³PARK stadion (Zwolle Stadion)
|Other names||IJsseldelta Stadion (2012-2015)|
|Construction||09/03/2007 – 08/2009|
|Address||Stadionplein 1, 8025 CP Zwolle|
Description: MAC³PARK stadion
Construction of a new stadium next to the old Oosterenk was approved by the Zwolle city council in 2003. However, the project was deadlocked for some time as local referendum showed disapproval of the scheme. Most controversial part was a casino planned as part of the complex.
Construction began in March 2007 and ended after just over 2 years, in 2009. Initial capacity was planned at around 10,000 people on single-tiered stands. Areas for fans are incorporated into a much larger complex, providing 32,000 sqm for commercial use (hotel, retail, offices, fitness centre). Local club received 5,000 sqm for use.
The simple and modest architecture by Widdershoven architecten might have left passers-by unaware that this is a football stadium, but four masts placed atop reveal the sporting use. Also a total of 6 training pitches (3 with synthetic turf) put the building in proper football context.
Though the starting capacity was set much higher than that of the previous stadium, it soon proved insufficient, as PEC Zwolle advanced and played well in the Eredevisie. This is why further rows of seating were added between the field and elevated stands, giving a total of 12,500. Maximum capacity should reach 14,500.
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They’ve been adding seats in several areas for a couple seasons, but it’s still not enough to cope with demand. Now PEC Zwolle want to expand the north stand, dedicated to most vocal supporters.
Netherlands: Have Zwolle fans had enough?
Four fan groups of PEC Zwolle are protesting loudly about the announced naming rights deal for Ijsseldelta Stadion. As it turns out, the entire facility isn’t much fun for them too…
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Netherlands: Zwolle to again expand their stadium?
IJsseldelta Stadion has already grown by 2,500 seats, now further 2,500 may be added. But PEC Zwolle may have to choose between transfers and expansion…
Netherlands: Why so few standing sections in Eredivisie?
While further countries are opening debates on re-allowing terracing into stadiums, in the Netherlands this is allowed for a decade. Still, only 6 Eredivisie clubs allowed standing sections. Why so few? Report by MetroNieuws.nl.
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