Stadium news #53
The Dutch football club PSV from Eindhoven has plans to expand the Philips Stadion, which is located in the south of the Netherlands. Thousands of PSV fans are on the season ticket waiting list. Although the Philips Stadion was expanded several times, it could use another expansion. The Philips Stadion has a capacity of 35,000, making it one of the largest sports venues by capacity in the Netherlands. The company named Hypercube will take a look at the expansion possibilities. Building a new stadium in North Brabant is also not excluded.
The history of the Philips Stadion
The stadium which is currently known as the Philips Stadion opened in 1910. On 17 November 1971, the venue hosted its first match for the national football team of the Netherlands. 17,000 people attended the game, which was won by the Netherlands after defeating Luxembourg 8-0. In 2000, the Philips Stadion hosted three matches for the European championship for national football teams. The stadium also hosted the 2006 UEFA Cup final. The Spanish side Sevilla FC won the game after beating the English side Middlesbrough FC in front of 32,000 spectators.
The history of PSV
PSV moved to the venue which is currently known as the Philips Stadion in 1916. In 1988, they were crowned European football champions. PSV won the title after beating the Portuguese side Benfica. Later that year, the Philips Sport Vereniging played in a world championship final against Club Nacional de Football from Uruguay. In 2007, PSV became the second Dutch football club with 20 top-flight football league titles. Last football season, they won the Dutch cup tournament and the Dutch super cup.
The UEFA Champions League
PSV perform in the world famous UEFA Champions League during this football season. They will probably face Arsenal, RC Lens and Sevilla FC in front of a sold-out Philips Stadion during the group stage of the prestigious tournament. Participating in the European championship for football clubs will give the club a huge financial boost. The financial boost could be helpful if an expensive stadium expansion should take place.