- Address: Herculesplein 241, Utrecht
- Country: Netherlands
- Capacity: 23,000
- Opened: 1970
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: FC Utrecht (football)
Extra stadium info – Stadion Galgenwaard
Stadion Galgenwaard hosted its first-ever match of the national football team of the Netherlands in 1983. The Netherlands lost two FIFA World Cup finals before they won the European championship for national football teams in 1988 for the first time in their history. They won the title after defeating the USSR. In 1998, the national field hockey team of the Netherlands became world champions at the stadium named Stadion Galgenwaard after defeating Spain in front of 15,000 fans.
The first two decades of FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht, nicknamed Domstedelingen, use Stadion Galgenwaard for home games. The football club, which is among the most valuable sports clubs from the Netherlands, was founded in 1970. Football Club Utrecht won the Dutch cup tournament in 1985 for the first time in their history. They won the title after defeating Helmond Sport in the final of the tournament. The cup final took place at Stadion Galgenwaard in front of a crowd of 18,000.
FC Utrecht in the 2000s
FC Utrecht won their second Dutch cup title in 2003 after beating Feyenoord in the cup final. One year later, they won their third Dutch cup title after defeating FC Twente in the cup final. Both finals took place in front of tens of thousands of spectators in the city of Rotterdam. In 2004, FC Utrecht became the fourth Dutch football club with a super cup title. Ajax from Amsterdam, Feyenoord from Rotterdam and PSV from Eindhoven won the Dutch super cup titles before 2004. Football Club Utrecht won their first super cup title after beating AFC Ajax in the city of Amsterdam. 33,000 people showed up for the game. FC Utrecht drew an average home attendance of 19,000 during that domestic league season.