EURO 2020 Venues- All you need to know about Johan Cruyff Arena, Netherlands

Here's all you need to know about the Johan Cryuff Arena in Netherlands which has been chosen as one of the 11 venues for the Euro 2020.

Johan Cryuff Arena

The European Championships are all set to commence on the 11th of June and will feature 24 teams who will battle it out for a month to earn European supremacy on 11th July. The 16th edition of the quadrennial tournament will however, not be like any other year as UEFA have not named a host nation for the entire tournament.

The EURO 2020 will be played across Europe in 11 countries, wherein 11 venues will be hosting the games of the competition this year. Although initially, 13 venues were named 2 had to be chalked off as Dublin and Bilbao failed to assure UEFA that crowds would be allowed into the games. We take a look at one of the 11 venues – The Johan Cryuff Arena in Netherlands.

Johan Cryuff Arena, Netherlands Details

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The stadium serves as the home venue for Ajax

Initially known as the Amsterdam Arena, the stadium was renamed to the Johan Cruyff Arena after the Dutch legend Johan Cryuff who died in 2016. The name was changed in 2018 and has been since known by its new name. The stadium serves as the home to AFC Ajax and is the largest stadium in the country.

The Johan Cruyff ArenA hosted the 1998 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus and the 2013 Europa League final between Chelsea and Benfica, several group and knockout matches at Euro 2000. The Johan Cryuff arena will host all of its home team- Netherlands’ group matches against Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia. It will also host a Round of 16 match. Expect plenty of support for the Dutch in their home games as 17,000 fans have been allowed to enter the stadiums during the Euros.

Normal capacity: 68,000

Number of Matches to be held– 4

Capacity for the Euros Group Stages and Round of 16: 17,000

Matches Slated to be hosted at Johan Cruyff Arena, Netherlands

Named after one of the greats of football
Named after one of the greats of football
DateRoundTime (UTC)Match
13 June 2021Group C21:00Netherlands v Ukraine
17 June 2021Group C21:00Netherlands v Austria
21 June 2021Group C18:00North Macedonia v Netherlands
26 June 2021Round of 1621:00TBD vs TBD

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