Amsterdam Arena is the name of the stadium is located in the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The stadium is the largest in the country of windmills. Built in 1993 and finished three years later. During its construction, has spent a total of 140 million euros. Since inaugurated on August 14, 1996, Amsterdam Arena stadium is often used as a football, American football, concerts, and other events. One of the pride of Dutch citizens have retractable roof technology or a roof that can open and close automatically.
As the biggest stadium, of course Amsterdam Arena can accommodate many spectators. When used for football games, the stadium has a seating capacity of up to more than 50 thousand seats. When used for music concerts using stage in the middle of the field, then the Amsterdam Arena ready overrun of more than 60 thousand people.
Since 1996, Amsterdam Arena became home to an AFC Ajax football club playing in the Eredivisie League. The inaugural match for the opening ceremony involving AFC Ajax who host AC Milan. But unfortunately the match was won by the guest, with three goals without reply. The name listed as the first goalscorer in this stadium is Dejan Savicevic.
After that, the Amsterdam Arena is often used for important matches international scale. Some of them are the UEFA Champions League Final in 1998 which brought Real Madrid to Juventus, as well as the UEFA Europa League Final in 2013 between Chelsea versus SL Benfica.
As has been described above that the Amsterdam Arena can also be used as a location for music concerts with a massive scale. Tina Turner recorded as the first viewer here. More than 150 thousand people packed the stadium, which was held for three consecutive days, starting at 6 – 8 September 1996.
Michael Jackson managed to follow the success of Tina Turner during the HIStory World Tour that was held here. For five days, the total visitor attendance at concerts the King of Pop has reached 250 thousand fans (50 thousand people per day).
Success for the success of the concert made a lot of musicians who do not hesitate to choose the Amsterdam Arena as a location to show off. Some of these include The Rolling Stones, Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Take That, David Bowie, Genesis, U2, Madonna, and Muse.
With all the pomp and qualified facilities, Amsterdam Arena eligible as a holiday destination when you go to the Netherlands. Access was easy, for example, if you are of European Language Centre, just ride the public bus numbers 44, 45, 66 and 355 to the stadium, the journey takes approximately 17 minutes.