Rat Verlegh Stadion
Club: NAC Breda | Opening: 1996 | Capacity: 19,000
History and description
Rat Verlegh Stadion replaced the old NAC-Stadion located at the Beatrixstraat. Construction of the new stadium started in 2005, and it officially opened on the 11th of August 1996 with a friendly match between NAC and Brazilian side Grêmio (0-0).
In its first decade, Rat Verlegh Stadion went by several sponsor names, but in 2006 the club decided to adopt the name of Rat Verlegh, player of the club between 1912 and 1931, and a popular icon among the club’s fans.
Initial capacity was slightly lower with just over 17,000 seats, but a few minor renovations and the introduction of a small number of standing places have raised it to the current 19,000.
Rat Verlegh Stadion is located toward the north-east of the city of Breda at about 2 kilometres from the city centre and half a kilometre more from the city’s main train station.
If arriving by car from the A16 motorway (which runs west of the city), take exit 17 Breda-Noord. Turn toward the city and follow for Centrum. After almost 2 kilometres turn right following the signs for the stadium (Stadion).
If coming from the A27 motorway (which runs east of the city), take exit 16 Breda-Noord. At the end of the ramp turn toward the city onto the Tilburgseweg and a few hundred metres later right onto the Nieuwe Kadijk (toward 8000-8800). Follow for over 5 kilometres until, after having crossed a canal, signs will point you to the stadium (Stadion).
If using public transport, the stadium can be reached with bus 2. Take the bus from the train station in the direction of Haagse Beemden. After about 12 minutes get off at stop NAC Stadion. The bus also passes through the city centre. Buses run two to four times an hour.
Address: Stadionstraat 23, 4815 NC Breda
If tickets remain available, these can be bought on the gate on the day of the match. NAC only tend to sell out a few high-profile matches per year.
NAC require possession of a NAC club card to be able to buy tickets for about half to two-third of their home matches.
Ticket prices range from €15.00 for a seat behind the goal to €27.50 for a seat at the main stand.
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