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Major sport venues Utrecht

Stadium Galgenwaard, home to cup fighter FC Utrecht, is not just suitable for football matches, but for many purposes. This modern stadium, which seats 24.500, will be the stage for the opening and closing ceremonies of the European Youth Olympic Festival Utrecht Holland 2013.

Beside the Stadium Galgenwaard Utrecht has numerous modern sports complexes, over 30 sports parks, three athletic tracks and a cycling an inline skating court. These accommodations are suitable for staging various major sports events. Combined they can accommodate a multi-disciplinary event, such as the European Youth Olympic Festival. To accommodate this prestigious top sports event in Utrecht in 2013, various venues will be used.

Nieuw Welgelegen Utrecht

Nieuw Welgelegen is a recently completed multifunctional venue. It offers an interesting mix of sports, educational, cultural and healthcare activities.

  • The European Youth Olympic Festival Utrecht Holland 2013 takes place at this venue.

Jaarbeurs Utrecht

Jaarbeurs Utrecht is one of Holland's main convention and exhibition complexes. Its total floor space is 100,000 m2. Jaarbeurs Utrecht is situated in the heart of the city. It's well over 2.5 million visitors a year makes the Jaarbeurs an important venue for congresses, fairs and events in Holland. It is also suitable for sports events, such as Davis Cup. On 9 May 2010 the second stage of the Giro d'Italia will finish close to the Jaarbeurs. Several sports-related fairs are held annually, including the Bike Motion Benelux and the Fitness & Health Benelux.

  • Davis Cup Tennis 1995
  • EuroGames 2005
  • Ride fot the Roses 2006
  • Finish stage Giro d'Italia 2010
  • Start and finish Jaarbeurs Utrecht Marathon

Galgenwaard Stadium

Galgenwaard Stadium has been home to FC Utrecht since 1970. The stadium accommodates over 24,500 spectators. FC Utrecht plays all home matches in the Royal Dutch Football Association league in this stadium. In 2004 the stadium was fully renovated. Multi-disciplinary Maarschalkerweerd Sports park is situated nearby. The Men's and Women's Hockey World Cup finals were held in Galgenwaard Stadium in 1998, as was the final match of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. The opening and closing ceremonies of the European Olympic Festival Utrecht Holland 2013 will also be held here.

  • Hockey World Cup 1998
  • FIFA World Youth Championship 2005
  • The European Youth Olympic Festival Utrecht Holland 2013

Galgenwaard Sports Centre

Galgenwaard Sports Centre is a large multi-functional sports complex, with three halls and an indoor athletic track. The sports centre is built next to the Galgenwaard Stadium and is situated in the east of the city, close to Maarschalkerweerd Sports Park.

  • International Karate Championship 2012
  • The European Youth Olympic Festival Utrecht Holland 2013

Maarschalkerweerd Sports Park

Maarschalkerweerd Sports Park has facilities for field hockey, track and field events, and cricket. This municipal sports park is situated in the eastern part of the city of Utrecht, close to Galgenwaard Stadium. The complex is home to Kampong, one of the largest sports clubs in Holland.

  • Hockey World Cup 1998

Municipal Tennis Park Domstad

Tennis Park Domstad and National Mind Games Centre is located in the western part of the city of Utrecht. Tennis Club Domstad is proud of its wonderful new complex, with its sixteen all-weather courts (Pro Vision and Smash Court), which is open year-round. The National Mind Games Centre for bridge, chess and draughts, is also housed on the same location.

  • The European Youth Olympic Festival Utrecht Holland 2013

Outdoor Sports

Utrecht has a range of modern indoor and outdoor sports complexes, for both top sports and recreational sports. In addition, the beautiful province of Utrecht with its woods, hills and Holland's 'Lake District', offers numerous possibilities for outdoor sports, such as off-road biking, cycling, triathlon, equestrian sports, rowing and golf.

  • Giro d'Italia 2010, second stage