- Address: Abe Lenstra Boulevard 19, Heerenveen
- Country: Netherlands
- Capacity: 26,000
- Opened: 1994
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: sc Heerenveen (football)
Extra stadium info – Abe Lenstra Stadion
The Abe Lenstra Stadion opened with a football match between sc Heerenveen and PSV from Eindhoven. The venue is named after Abe Minderts Lenstra, who scored 33 goals for the national football team of the Netherlands between 1940 and 1959. Abe Lenstra scored hundreds of goals for the club which is now known as sc Heerenveen. The club was founded in 1920 under a different name. In 2009, they won the Dutch cup tournament for the first time in their history after beating FC Twente after penalties. 45,000 people attended the game, which took place in the city of Rotterdam. The football club from Heerenveen drew an average home attendance of 25,000 during that league season.
The first-ever UEFA Champions League matches of sc Heerenveen
On 12 September 2000, sc Heerenveen played their first-ever UEFA Champions League match. The UEFA Champions League, the European championship for football clubs, is among the main sports competitions in the world. Olympique lyonnais won the match 3-1. On 20 September 2000, sc Heerenveen played their first-ever UEFA Champions League home game. The match was won by Valencia CF in front of 14,000 fans. The former Argentine winger Cristian Alberto González Peret scored the only goal of the match.
The UEFA Champions League results of sc Heerenveen
The Spanish Valencia CF, the French side Olympique lyonnais and the Greek side Olympiacos finished above sc Heerenveen in the first-ever UEFA Champions League group stage participation of sc Heerenveen. The football club from Heerenveen, also known as De Superfriezen or ’t Fean, gathered four points in six games during that UEFA Champions League season. They won one of those six matches. De Superfriezen won the match after beating Valencia CF 1-0. The former midfielder Daniel Jensen, who was born in Denmark, scored the goal.