- Address: Batavierenweg 25, Arnhem
- Country: Netherlands
- Capacity: 25,000
- Opened: 25 March 1998
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Vitesse (football)
Extra stadium info – GelreDome
The stadium is also known as a venue for concerts, kickboxing and tennis. It became the first venue with both a retractable field and a retractable roof. It was one of the venues for the 2000 UEFA European Football Championship, the European championship for national football teams. The stadium hosted concerts of Tijs Michiel Verwest, commonly known as Tiësto, who became the first Dutch musician with 10 million followers on his main social media page. The GelreDome also hosted Qlimax, which became one of the leading hardstyle events in the world, in 2012 for the 10th time in its history.
The European championship for national football teams
In 2000, the European championship for national football teams took place in Amsterdam, Arnhem, Bruges, Brussels, Charleroi, Eindhoven, Liège and Rotterdam. On 11 June 2000, the GelreDome hosted three matches for the European championship for national football teams. The Italian Republic won the first game after beating Turkey in front of 22,000 spectators. The second match was won by the Portuguese Republic after defeating Romania. The third game ended in a goalless draw between Norway and Slovenia.
Football club Vitesse
Vitesse have been tenants of the GelreDome since 1998. The football club was founded in 1892. NEC from Nijmegen are known as the arch-rivals of Vitesse. In 2017, Vitesse won the Dutch cup tournament for the first time in their history. They drew an average home league attendance of 15,000 during that football season. Vitesse won the title after beating AZ in Rotterdam in front of 46,000 spectators. The Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel scored twice in the final. Alireza Jahanbakhsh Jirandeh, who was born in Iran in 1993, played for AZ in the Dutch cup final. One year after the cup final, he scored a hat-trick against Vitesse.