Amsterdam Arena is the name of the stadium is located in the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The stadium is the largest in the country windmill. Built in 1993 and finished three years later. During its construction, has spent a total of 140 million euros.
Since inaugurated on August 14, 1996, Amsterdam Arena stadium is often used as a football, American football, concerts, and other events. One of the pride of the Dutch stadium has a retractable roof or roof technology which can open and close automatically.
As the biggest stadium, of course Amsterdam Arena can accommodate a lot of audience. When used for football games, the stadium has a seating capacity of up to more than 50 thousand seats. When used for music concerts using stage in the middle of the field, then the Amsterdam Arena ready inundated more than 60 thousand people.
Since 1996, Amsterdam Arena into a cage AFC Ajax football club playing in the League Eredivisie. The first game for the opening ceremony involving AFC Ajax who host AC Milan. Unfortunately this game was won by the guests, with three goals without reply. Names listed as first goalscorer at this stadium is Dejan Savicevic.
After the Amsterdam Arena is often used to match – an important match international scale. Some of them are the UEFA Champions League Final in 1998 that brought Real Madrid to Juventus, as well as the UEFA Europa League Final in 2013 between Chelsea versus SL Benfica.
As has been described above that the Amsterdam Arena can also be used as a location for music concerts with a massive scale. Tina Turner recorded as the first viewer here. More than 150 thousand people packed the stadium, which was held for three consecutive days – respectively, from 6 – 8 September 1996.
Michael Jackson managed to follow the success of Tina Turner during the HIStory World Tour was held here. For five days, a total visitor attendance at concerts the King of Pop reached 250 thousand fans (50 thousand people per day).
Success for the success of the concert made a lot of musicians who do not hesitate to choose Amsterdam Arena as the location to show off. Some of them are The Rolling Stones, Back Street Boys, Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Take That, David Bowie, Genesis, U2, Madonna, and Muse.
With pomp and all the facilities qualified, Amsterdam Arena decent when you make a holiday destination in the Netherlands. Access was easy, for example, if you are from the European Language Centre, rose only public bus numbers 44, 45, 66 and 355 to the stadium, the trip takes approximately 17 minutes.
For the purposes of stay in the Netherlands, you can choose a hotel – like quality hotels Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, Mercure Amsterdam Aan Amstel Hotel or Tulip Inn Amsterdam Riverside Hotel.