Philips Stadion, Eindhoven

Philips Stadion, Eindhoven

Philips Stadion is the 35,000 seater stadium of football club, PSV Eindhoven. It was first inaugurated on 31 August 1913. The stadium is located in the Philipsdorp ('Philips village') part of the Eindhoven borough of Strijp, close to Eindhoven's city centre.

As late as 1933, its capacity was only 300. The average attendance for the season 2007/08 was 33,600.

To allow for enough airflow over the pitch, the seats in the four quadrants are placed in a ventilating position when no match is being played. This contributes to a better quality of the grass. Another measure is the use of grow lights in between matches.

The stadium is sometimes used for matches of the Dutch national football team. The stadium's official record attendance is 34,700, set on 23 October 2005 for the Eredivisie match between PSV Eindhoven and AFC Ajax. While not a large stadium by European standards, Philips Stadion was also one of the four Dutch venues during the Euro 2000 tournament co-hosted by Belgium and the Netherlands, and is rated a four-star stadium by UEFA, which means that it can be used as the venue of a UEFA Cup final. UEFA indeed chose to bring the UEFA Cup final to the facility in 2006 where Sevilla FC beat Middlesbrough F.C. 4–0. In the event of football matches or other major events, the stadium can be reached by train through the Eindhoven Stadion railway station, which has a pedestrian bridge that connects directly to the stadium.

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PSV offer guided stadium tours around Philips Stadion that last about 60 minutes and include access to the dressing rooms, players’ tunnel, business club, press centre, trophy room, and PSV museum.

The PSV Museum provides a wonderful day out for PSV fans. You will discover over one hundred years of PSV history. The Hall of Fame features the greatest players, including Jan van Beveren and samba star Romário. The most coveted prizes from the club’s history are on display and a visit to the PSV Museum enables you to experience that red and white feeling in an interactive way. There is a great collection of PSV memorabilia, special photos and unique video footage.
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Sight Name: Philips Stadion
Sight Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands (See walking tours in Eindhoven)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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