Club: RKC Waalwijk | Opening: 1996 | Capacity: 7,508 seats
History & description
Mandemakers Stadion opened in 1996. It replaced RKC’s old Sportpark Olympia, which had stood at the same site, but did not meet modern standards.
The stadium initially consisted of four separate stands with a capacity of 6,000 seats, which later increased to 7,500 when the four corners were closed with stands.
The first few years, the stadium took over the name of the old one, which in 1999 changed to Mandemakers Stadion following a naming rights sponsorship deal.
How to get to Mandemakers Stadion
Mandemakers Stadion is located in the east of the small city of Waalwijk, just under 2 kilometres from its city centre.
Waalwijk does not have a train station and from most parts of the Netherlands taking a bus from Den Bosch, located 15 kilometres east of Waalwijk, is the quickest route. Take either bus 301 or 136. Bus 301 is slightly quicker, it takes 25 minutes, and stops closer to the stadium (get off at stop Merwedelaan).
From some destinations in southern Netherlands it is quicker to catch a bus from Tilburg. Take bus 301 or 136 (they continue to Den Bosch hence the same lines). The journey takes 45 to 60 minutes (again the 301 is quicker).
There is plenty of free parking around the stadium.
Address: Akkerlaan 2, 5143 ND, Waalwijk
RKC Waalwijk Tickets
RKC Waalwijk tickets can be bought online or at the fan shop at the stadium.
Ticket can also be bought at the ticket office at the stadium on the day from 90 minutes before the start of the match. RKC does not normally sell out save for the odd high-profile match. They may require possession of an RKC club card to be able to buy tickets for some matches.
Expect to pay from €17.50 to €22.50 for a ticket.