|1308 (948 behind glass, 280 on the stand) (Bussiness seats)|
|Renovations||1941, 1958, 1995, 2000, 2002|
|Record attendance||35,292 (PSV Eindhoven - Manchester United, 19/09/2015)|
|Design||Toon van Aken (2000-2002)|
|Address||Frederiklaan 10a, 5616 NH Eindhoven|
Description: Philips Stadion
Though it could accommodate only up to 300 people after opening in 1913, the ground didn't grow for almost 30 years. In 1941 a major revamp increased capacity to some 18,000, but WWII brought destruction of parts of the ground. Repairs and remodelling lasted for over a decade and resulted in the ground being even bigger with some 22,000 in 1958.
Most recent additions came in 1995-2002 when four new quadrants have been built. Their external cladding and high supports give a more dynamic image to the otherwise ordinary ground. With 35,000 capacity Philips Stadion struggles to cope with demand that brings most games to a sell-out. Plans to increase capacity were brought in 2010, but then put aside when Netherlands failed to win the hosting selection of 2018 World Cup.
Although hardly huge by European standards, this stadium has its share of fame with games of Euro 2000 and later the 2006 UEFA Cup final being proving that. From time to time the Dutch national team also plays here.
Eindhoven: Black smoke overshadows victory over Ajax
Six smoke bombs created a massive cloud of thick black smoke during the PSV-Ajax hit in Eredivisie. Some people left the stands, 15 needed medical assistance. Not exactly the best outcome of the “against stadium bans” protest.
Eindhoven: PSV announce further works at Philips Stadion
2017 will bring more changes for at Philips Stadion. After the large standing section last year, now upgrades are planned in the south stand.
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…
Netherlands: PSV to finally install safe standing
Officially it’s the reward for the support in this year’s Champions League campaign. But really PSV Eindhoven only now listened to appeals by their fanbase to install safe standing.
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.
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.
Eindhoven: Protest over standing at Philips Stadion
Most fans loudly celebrated the triumph over NAC Breda yesterday. But some also took the time to protest the ban on standing in two sections of Philips Stadion. Others do mind the newly-introduced WiFi…
10+ Ranking: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?
Netherlands: PSV want to Reach 50,000 seats by 2020
It’s either a huge expansion of Philips Stadion or a brand new stadium outside city centre. Whichever option is found best by PSV Eindhoven, the long term plan is to grow by at least 40% in terms of available capacity.