|Other names||Stadion Nieuw-Galgenwaard (2004-2009)|
|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.
Netherlands: Utrecht joins the solar revolution
Stadion Galgenwaard will have the second biggest solar plant of all Dutch stadiums, able to supply clean power for 300 homes.
Netherlands: Fans may choose the field’s pattern
FC Utrecht was complimented on their new grass pattern at Galgenwaard that they went a step further than other clubs. Fans themselves can indicate what pattern will be adapted next.
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.
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?