Afrikaanderplein

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Afrikaanderplein
Full name Afrikaanderplein
Location Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Coordinates 51°54′00″N 4°30′04″E / 51.899954°N 4.50111°E / 51.899954; 4.50111Coordinates: 51°54′00″N 4°30′04″E / 51.899954°N 4.50111°E / 51.899954; 4.50111
Capacity 1.500
Surface grass
Opened 1908
Closed 1917
Tenants
Excelsior (1907–1908)[1]
Feyenoord (1908–1917)[2]

Afrikaanderplein was a football ground in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It was the first home of the professional football club Feyenoord – then known as Wilhelmina (1908–09), HFC (1909), Celeritas (1909–12) and eventually Feijenoord – from its foundation in 1908 until 1917, when the club moved to a new ground at the Kromme Zandweg.[2]

Before the foundation of Feyenoord, fellow Rotterdam club Excelsior played its matches on the Afrikaanderplein in the season 1907–08, after which the club returned to Woudestein.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Excelsior Historie" [Excelsior History]. SBVExcelsior.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "De Accomodatie: Put en Afrikaanderplein" [The Accommodation: Put and Afrikaanderplein]. Feyenoord.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 August 2010.