Van Donge & De Roo Stadion

The Van Donge & De Roo Stadion, until May 2017 Stadion Woudestein (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌstaːdijɔn ˈʋʌudəstɛin]),[2] is a multi-use stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Excelsior Rotterdam, as well as for the women's team Excelsior Barendrecht. The stadium is able to hold 4,500 people and was built in 1902.[3] The stadium has a stand named after Robin van Persie, who played in its youth career for Excelsior between 1997 and 1999.[4]

Van Donge & De Roo Stadion
Rotterdam stadion woudestein.jpg
Full nameVan Donge & De Roo Stadion
Former namesStadion Stad Rotterdam Verzekeringen
2000–2004
Stadion Woudestein
2004-2017
LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
Capacity4,500[1]
Surfaceartificial turf
Construction
Opened23 July 1902
Renovated1939
1958
1973
1997–2000
2016(major renovation)
ArchitectVan Wijnen
Tenants
Excelsior

As of the summer of 2018, it remains the smallest stadium in the Eredivisie.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ad.nl/eredivisie/stadion-woudestein-krijgt-een-nieuw-gezicht~a1b73c4f/
  2. ^ "Woudestein heet voortaan Van Donge & De Roo Stadion" (in Dutch). AD. 1 May 2017.
  3. ^ Stadion Woudestein, stadiumguide.com, retrieved 2013-06-08
  4. ^ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/robin-van-persie-20-facts-3001455?

Coordinates: 51°55′01″N 4°31′14″E / 51.91694°N 4.52056°E / 51.91694; 4.52056