Euroborg

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Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion[1]
De Groene Kathedraal (The Green Cathedral)
De Groene Hel (The Green Hell)
Euroborg
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Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion[1] is located in Groningen (province)
Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion[1]
Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion[1]
Location in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands
LocationGroningen, Netherlands
Coordinates53°12′22″N 6°35′29″E / 53.20611°N 6.59139°E / 53.20611; 6.59139Coordinates: 53°12′22″N 6°35′29″E / 53.20611°N 6.59139°E / 53.20611; 6.59139
OwnerFC Groningen
TypeFootball stadium
Seating typeseated
Capacity22,579
Construction
Built2004–05
Opened2006
ArchitectWiel Arets Architects
Tenants
FC Groningen (2006–present)
Website
www.euroborg.nl

The Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion, or Hitachi Stadion for short, 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.[2]

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

The stadium has had several name changes; at the opening in 2006 the stadium was called the Euroborg, but in 2016 the name was changed to NoordLease stadion. Due to a fusion of companies, the name was changed to Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion in 2018.

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 buses. 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.

Netherlands women's national football team[edit]

On 24 October 2017, the Netherlands women's national football team played Norway at Euroborg in front of 20,980 spectators as part of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 3.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Definitief: FC Groningen-stadion wordt Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion - RTV Noord". www.rtvnoord.nl (in Dutch).
  2. ^ 10 million Euro orders for Olympic Stadium in Berlin and Euroborg Stadium in Groningen Archived December 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Imtech, 8 April 2004

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