Stadion Galgenwaard

Capacity24 426
Country Netherlands
ClubsFC Utrecht
Other names Stadion Nieuw-Galgenwaard (2004-2009)
Inauguration 22.08.2004
Construction 2002-2004
Design Zwarts & Jansma Architecten
Address Herculesplein 241 3584 AA Utrecht


Stadion Galgenwaard – stadium description

Stadium, or at least its name, dates back way to the 17th century. Back then the site was used for gallows and from the Dutch word galgenveld comes current name of the stadium. First sports venue here was built in 1930’s. Inaugurated in 1936 it stood until 1981.

Then came time for complete redevelopment – in 1982 new stadium was ready. But as infrastructure requirements and public demand changed, yet another overhaul was done. Starting in 2001, one by one new stands were built, following design by renowned Zwarts en Jansma practice. All were ready by 2004 with corners left partly empty, left for office and hospitality buildings.

As average attendance didn’t go below 20,000 per game since 2006, possibility of expansion appeared. First would be the west end (behind goal), but until now the plan hasn’t been implemented.



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