* Address: Stadionweg 1, Alkmaar
* Country: Netherlands
* Capacity: 17,000
* Opened: 4 August 2006
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: AZ (football)
Extra stadium info – AFAS Stadion
The construction costs of the stadium were €38 million. The venue opened with a football match between AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) and the world famous English side Arsenal Football Club. AZ won the Dutch top-flight football league in 1981 for the first time in their history. They drew an average attendance of 15,000 in 17 home games in their first-ever Dutch top-flight league season at the venue. That league season ended in a disappointment for AZ. When entering the last matchday of that league season, AZ led Ajax and PSV on goal difference at the top of the league table, but they ended up third after losing their last match against Excelsior, who were relegated that year. That football season, PSV from Eindhoven won the Dutch title. In 2009, AZ won their second top division title.