Club: BV De Graafschap | Opening: 1954 | Capacity: 12,600
History and description
De Vijverberg opened on 4 September 1954 with a match between De Graafschap and Fortuna ’54. The stadium counted with a capacity of 12,000 at that time, though mostly standing.
Over the years, De Vijverberg underwent several changes with redevelopments in the 1960s, 1980s, and early 1990s.
By the late 1990s, the stadium had severely aged though, and in 1998 the club started a major redevelopment program. Over a period of two years all stands got demolished and reconstructed. Works were completed in the summer of 2000.
In 2007, a small renovation further increased capacity, and one year later, in 2008, the club decided to convert part of the seats into a standing section.
For a while, De Graafschap considered moving to a new stadium with higher capacity, however in the end could not get approval from the local council.
How to get to Stadion De Vijverberg
Stadion De Vijverberg is located in the south-east of the small city of Doetinchem. The stadium lies about a kilometre from the city’s railway station, making for a 15-minute walk. The walk from the city centre, lying north of the station, takes only 5 to 10 minutes longer.
Regular trains run between Arnhem and Doetinchem. The journey takes about half an hour.
Address: Lijsterbeslaan 101A, 7004 GN Doetinchem
De Graafschap Tickets
Tickets for De Graafschap games can be bought online, or at the club office at the stadium.
De Graafschap may require possession of a De Graafschap Club Card to be able to buy tickets.
While De Graafschap sell out regularly in the Eredivsie, tickets should be easily available for most Eerste Divisie matches.
Ticket prices range from €20.50 for a seat in the corners or behind the goal to €25.50 for a central seat at the long side.
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