Noordlease Stadion

Key facts

Club: FC Groningen | Opening: 2006 | Capacity: 22,550 seats

History and description

Noordlease Stadion, previously knows as Stadion Euroborg, replaced Groningen’s old Oosterpark Stadion in 2006. The construction of the new stadium had started two years earlier and came at a cost of €45.5 million.

Stadion Euroborg was officially opened on 13 January 2006 by Arjen Robben, who had started his career at the club. The first official match played at the stadium was a league match against Heerenveen (2-0). A week earlier a try-out match had been played against Veendam.

Soon after the opening of the stadium, Groningen already considered expanding Stadion Euroborg as it consistently sold out. But while the stadium can technically be expanded to a capacity of 33,000, the club lacked the finances, and in recent years attendances have dropped to below full capacity.

In 2016, the stadium changed name to Noordlease Stadion following a sponsorship deal.

How to get to Noordlease Stadion

Noordlease Stadion is located about 2 kilometres south-east of Groningen’s city centre and main railway station. The walk from the centre should take less than half an hour.

Groningen Europapark rail station lies closer to the stadium though, a 5-minute walk. The station has regular service from the main railway station. The journey only takes 2 minutes.

If coming from Groningen city centre, the stadium can be reached with bus 8. Take the bus from the A-Kerkhof square (in the direction of Station Noord). Get off at stop Boumaboulevard after an approximate 15-minute ride. Bus 8 runs twice an hour.

Alternatively, take bus 5 from the central Grote Markt square (direction Ter Borch) and get off at Meeuwderbaan. It is a 10-minute walk from there to the Noordlease Stadion.

Address: Boumaboulevard 41, 9723 ZS Groningen

FC Groningen Tickets

Tickets for FC Groningen matches can be bought online, at the Fanshop at the Noordlease Stadion, or at a number of news agencies in the Groningen region.

If tickets remain available, these can also be bought at the stadium on the day of the match. While Groningen used to sell out most home matches, they currently do so less often and tickets for most matches will be easily available.

In general, all matches go on general sale, but in the odd case Groningen may require the possession of a Groningen fan card to buy tickets. An ID may be required to be able to buy tickets at the stadium on the day of the match.

Ticket prices range from €18.00 for a seat behind the goal to €29.00 for a central seat at the long side. Prices are increased with €4.00 for four selected high-profile matches.

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Noordlease Stadion tours

FC Groningen offer guided stadium tours around the Noordlease Stadion, that include access to the press areas, VIP boxes, the dressing rooms, and players tunnel. The tours last about 90 minutes.

Tours run every Wednesday at 4:30 pm, but requie a minimum attendance. The tour costs €9.00.

Email for bookings, which are required.

Photos of Noordlease Stadion

Relevant Internet links – Official website of FC Groningen. – Groningen tourist information. – Groningen public transport information. – Check train times and fares.