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Olympic Stadium (Amsterdam)

Olympic Stadium (Amsterdam)
Stadium information
LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Broke ground18 May 1927
Opened28 July 1928
Renovated1996 2000
OwnerGemeente Amsterdam
ArchitectJan Wils
TenantsAFC Ajax (until 1996, not for all matches)
Amsterdam Admirals (1995-1996)

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The Olympisch Stadion is a stadium built as the main stadium for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. When completed, the stadium had a capacity of 31,600. Following the completion of the rival De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam in 1937, the Amsterdam authorities decided to increase the capacity of the Olympisch Stadion to 64,000 by adding a second ring to the stadium. AFC Ajax used the Olympisch Stadion for international games until 1996, when the Amsterdam ArenA was completed.

Since 2005, the stadium is home to a sports museum, the Olympic Experience Amsterdam. It is no longer used as a football stadium.

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