- Address: Goirleseweg 34, Tilburg
- Country: Netherlands
- Capacity: 14,000
- Opened: 31 May 1995
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Willem II (football)
Extra stadium info – Koning Willem II Stadion
The stadium is among the main sports venues in the province of North Brabant. The national football team of the Netherlands played their first match at the stadium in 1994. Ireland won the game. In 1996, the national football team of the Netherlands won their second match at the Koning Willem II Stadion. They won the game after defeating China 2-0. In 2005, the Koning Willem II Stadion hosted several games for the tournament which is currently known as the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Willem II, nicknamed Superkruiken or Tricolores, use the football stadium named Koning Willem II Stadion for home games. The Koning Willem II Stadion and Willem II are named after a former king of the Netherlands. The king died in 1849 in the city of Tilburg. Football club Willem II was founded in 1896 under a different name. They were crowned Dutch football champions in 1916 for the first time in their history. In 1944, Willem II won the Dutch cup tournament for the first time in their history.
The UEFA Champions League
In 1999, the stadium hosted the first-ever UEFA Champions League match of Willem II, with 14,000 people in attendance. Willem II finished behind Sparta Praha from the Czech Republic, the Girondins de Bordeaux from the French Republic and Spartak Moscow from Russia in their first UEFA Champions League group stage participation. 32 teams qualified for the group stage of the European championship for football clubs in that football season. The world famous Spanish side Real Madrid won the tournament after beating Valencia CF 3-0 in the final. It was the first-ever European championship final with two football clubs from the same country.