Johan Cruijff ArenA


* Address: ArenA Boulevard 1, Amsterdam
* Country: Netherlands
* Capacity: 55,000
* Opened: 14 August 1996
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Ajax (football)

Extra stadium info – Johan Cruijff ArenA

The Johan Cruijff ArenA, which is named after the Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff, has a retractable roof. It opened as the Amsterdam ArenA. The first match at the stadium was won by AC Milan after beating Ajax. AFC Ajax won the European championship for football clubs several times. They are named after a mythological Greek hero. The former American football club Amsterdam Admirals had been tenants of the stadium between 1997 and 2007. They drew an average home attendance of 11,000 in their final league season. The stadium, also known as a venue for concerts, hosted its first UEFA Champions League final in 1998. The prestigious football game was won by the Spanish club Real Madrid after defeating the Italian club Juventus 1-0.

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