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Stadion Galgenwaard
Stadion FC Utrecht - Bunnikside.jpg
Full name Stadion Galgenwaard
Former names Stadion Nieuw-Galgenwaard
Location Utrecht, Netherlands
Built 2000-2004
Opened August 22, 2004
Surface grass
Architect Zwarts & Jansma Architecten
Capacity 24,426
FC Utrecht

The New Galgenwaard Stadium was opened in 1982. At the time it was one of the most modern stadiums in the world, especially due to the moat around the pitch. After twenty years FC Utrecht felt the need for expansion and renewal. The main stand was moved to the North side and opened for the start of the 2001-2002 season.

The old main stand was rebuilt after that and a year later FC Utrecht had two new stands along the sides of the pitch. Last season, the goal stands were replaced, and the stadium now has 24,426 seats . Since the first of January 2002, the home of FC Utrecht is called Stadion Galgenwaard.

Seven international matches of the Dutch national football team were played in the stadium, the first one being on April 27, 1983: a friendly against Sweden (0-3). The last one, played on September 3, 2004, was also a friendly: a 3-0 win against Liechtenstein.

The stadium was also the host of 2 World Cup finals. In 1998 The Dutch Hockey squad became World Champion, beating Spain in the final (3-2). In 2005, the final of the Football World Youth Championships was played in the Galgenwaard. Argentina won the final, beating Nigeria 2-1, with 2 goals from Lionel Messi.


Coordinates: 52°04′42″N 5°08′45″E / 52.07833°N 5.14583°E / 52.07833; 5.14583



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