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AFAS Stadion: All you need to know - Tickets, Direction, Weather (2022)

The AFAS Stadion was built to provide AZ Alkmaar with a new stadium that meets modern standards.

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Sunday, 03.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

The stadium has a seating capacity of 22,500 and costs €51 million to build. The AFAS Stadion was built to provide AZ Alkmaar with a modern stadium that can replace their old Alkmaarderhout stadium. The stadium opened on the 4th of August 2006 with a friendly match between AZ and Arsenal (0-3). The seating capacity is 22,500 and it cost €51 million to build. Until 2009, the AFAS Stadion was called Dirk Scheringa Stadium after the company of then-owner Dirk Scheringa. However, after the bankruptcy of Dirk Scheringa's company, the name got changed into AZ Stadion and later named after the club's new main sponsor.

After the stadium was completed, plans were made to expand it with a second tier to a capacity of 30,000 or 40,000 seats. However, after the bankruptcy of DSB no funding could be acquired and so plans had to be abandoned.

In August 2019, during a storm, part of the stadium's roof collapsed. Nobody got hurt, but significant design faults were discovered and the stadium's roof had to be reconstructed. AZ temporarily moved out to the Cars Jeans Stadion in The Hague before moving back into a roofless stadium in December 2019.

Construction of the new roof was completed in 2021. The new roof added a few extra rows of seating to increase capacity from 17,000 to 19,500 seats. There are tentative plans to further increase capacity to 23,000 seats in the future.

How to get to AFAS Stadion

The stadium has a capacity of 14,000 and is one of the most modern in the Netherlands. The Afas Stadion is located on the south edge of Alkmaar at just over 2 kilometers from Alkmaar's city center. It has a capacity of 14,000 and is one of the most modern stadiums in the Netherlands. The stadium is located right next to the A9 motorway exit Ring Alkmaar/Heilo/Den Helder. The sign is clearly labeled with a football symbol, so you should be able to find it easily.

The walk from Alkmaar's city center can be made in about 30 minutes, though Alkmaar's main railway station lies further away. From the station you can take bus 163. Get the bus in the direction of Uitgeest and get off at stop Stadionweg. The ride takes slightly less than 15 minutes.

On matchdays free shuttle buses go from the station to the stadium.

Address: Stadionweg 1, 1812 AZ Alkmaar

Eat, drink, and sleep near AFAS Stadion

AFAS Stadion is located on the city edge, bordering a quiet residential neighbourhood on one side, a motorway on the other, and farmlands further on. There are few places to eat or drink in the surrounding area, which is better done in Alkmaar's city centre. If you want to stay as close to AFAS Stadion as possible, then the Golden Tulip Hotel Alkmaar is a great place to stay. It's a typical roadside business hotel that lies right opposite the stadium. Hotel Palatijn is a good alternative if you're looking for something closer to Alkmaar's center at 10 minutes walking distance.

Are you looking for hotels near AFAS Stadion? Or are you looking for alternatives in Alkmaar's city centre? We've got you covered! Click here for an overview of hotels near AFAS Stadion, and here for a few alternatives in Alkmaar.

AZ Alkmaar Tickets

There is no need to stand in long queues. Tickets for AZ Alkmaar games can be bought online, or at the Fan centre at the AFAS Stadion. There is no need to stand in long queues. The majority of AZ matches do not sell out and tickets are available on general sale for these matches. However, in order to attend high-profile matches against teams such as Ajax, a Club Card may be required.

Tickets for games can range from $23.50 for a seat behind the goal or in one of the corners to $40.00 for a central seat at the main stand. Prices are more expensive for games with high-profile teams, going up to $32.00-$47.50.

Call +31 (0) 72 547 8000 for more information.

Stadium tours

AZ Alkmaar offer guided stadium tours that last approximately 90 minutes. If you would like to take a tour, please call +31 (0) 72 547 8000 for availability. Tours are not always offered on fixed days and times, so be sure to inquire about dates if you would like to take one!

Relevant Internet links

AZ.nl is the official website of AZ Alkmaar. Vvvalkmaar.nl is the website of the Alkmaar tourist office. 9292ov.nl is a public transport journey planner. Dear Ebbsfleet Fc supporters travelling throughout Holland, We would like to say thank you from both Chris and Harry. We know how important it is for you to be able to support your team during this difficult time. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting Ebbsfleet FC through this difficult period.

Chris and Harry have thanked Dutch fans for their support throughout the season.

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