Euroborg

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Euroborg
De Groene Kathedraal ("The Green Cathedral")
De Groene Hel ("The Green Hell")
Euroborg.jpg
Full name Euroborg
Location Groningen, Netherlands
Capacity 22.550
Construction
Built 2004–05
Opened 2006
Architect Wiel Arets Architects
Tenants
FC Groningen

Euroborg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʏː.ro.ˌbɔrx]) is the stadium of football club FC Groningen, with a capacity of 22,329 seats and located to the south-east of Groningen. The stadium site houses a casino, movie theater, school, supermarket, and a fitness centre. A temporary railway station at the Euroborg Stadium opened in late 2007, and a permanent one opened in 2013. The stadium's seats are completely clad in the club's colors of green and white, with 1,000 seats available for supporters of the away team.

The stadium[edit]

The stadium was built by a consortium of Ballast Nedam, Royal BAM Group and VolkerWessels and completed in 2006.[1]

Access[edit]

The Euroborg is easy to reach by public transport, as the train station 'Groningen Europapark', located 200 meters from the stadium, is served every hour by a number of trains (coming from and going to Groningen Central) and busses. There are also a number of car parks (marked as P1, P2, etc.) in the surrounding area.

UEFA U21 Championships 2007[edit]

The Euroborg was also one of four venues for the UEFA U21 Championships 2007, which the Netherlands hosted. It was host to all group matches of Portugal and the final between the Netherlands and Serbia.

There are plans to expand the stadium to a capacity of 30- or 40,000.

Besides the nickname de Groene Hel (the Green Hell) it also is called de Groene Kathedraal (the Green Cathedral).

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Coordinates: 53°12′22″N 6°35′29″E / 53.20611°N 6.59139°E / 53.20611; 6.59139