Panurbana 63 Johan Cruijff ArenA


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Panurbana 63 John Cruijff ArenA

collage: 26 photos 

format: 150 x 75 cm

Amsterdam 2021


After its foundation in 1900, the Ajax football club played on a field in Amsterdam Noord. 

In 1907 the club moved to the Watergraafsmeer, which was still an undeveloped polder at the time. 

The nearby café Brokelmann was used as a dressing room. 

In 1911 Ajax was the first club in the Netherlands to have a wooden covered stand, 

in popular parlance this was called: "the wooden stadium”. 

Due to the many successes, the club was looking for a new and larger accommodation. 

Ajax moved to Betondorp where on December 9, 1934 the new "stadium de Meer" was officially opened. 

A stone stadium that could seat 22,000 spectators, Ajax played  a total of 953 matches. 

In 1996 it moved to the new stadium "Amsterdam ArenA”. 

It has 55,500 seats and has a movable roof. 

On April 25, the stadium’s name was changed to Johan Cruijff ArenA.