ADO this weekend

ADO Den Haag play at home on Saturday night, when they face the wonderfully named Go Ahead Eagles from Deventer. After last weekends hard fought point at FC Utrecht three points will be expected by the home support.

Club card is not needed, just take some photo ID with you to the stadium ticket office and go and watch  your local team.

The goals from last season

Fence removed from in front of ADO family stand

After the successful world cup hockey tournament ear;lier this year held at the Kyocera stadium, the protective fences were left in place, as thought they would protect fans from being hit in the face during games and during training the loss of balls etc.

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Photo courtesy of ADO Den Haag

Before the season started, the fence in front of the Aad Mansveld stand was removed, but in the Lex Shoemaker Family stand, the fence remained. Now, after com[laints about the view being reduced, it was decided to remove this fence too. So from Saturday’s game against Go Ahead Eagles fans will get an unobstructed view of the pitch.

Watch ADO with the Hague Online

The Hagues largest news website for the expat community, The Hague Online  are arranging a trip to the ADO Den Haag v AZ football match on Saturday 27th September. A few tickets remain for this event. If you have always wanted to go, but been worried about going alone etc. Now you can join a group of fellow expats to the match. This offer is for expats only, no discounts for tickets with this offer. You pay normal price, but you can make a social night of it with other expats.

Interested?? For all the infpormation on how to get your tickets, please click HERE.

Lead out the ADO ladies team at the Kyocera

How would you like to lead out the ADO ladies team at the Kyocera stadium before an official BeNe league football match? Wall on to the pitch with the team, feeling part of the occassion and hearing the atmosphere from a players point of view, you want to do it? Now you can!!

The Atmosphere Team for the ADO ladies organize the players escort for girls and boys aged 6-10 years old. For every home game they invite 22 children to lead out the teams.

ADO ladies v OH Leuven is the next game on Friday 26th September, and they are still looking for some girls / boysto lead the player out.

So if you want to be a member of the players escort, please send an  email to sfeerteam@adovrouwen.nl as soon as you can.

Renate Jansen back in Dutch national squad

The coach of the Dutch ladies national team Roger Reijners has called up ADO ladies top striker Renate Jansen into the squad for the European qualifer against Norway on Wednesday 17th September. Renate will replace the injured Shanice van de Sanden, who was injured at the teams training camp. Renate has been selected on three previous occassions  for the Orange Lionesses.

Old ticket booth work almost complete

This week the area around the old Zuiderpark stadion ticket booths, which were moved to the Kyocera stadium earlier in the summer has been having a beautiful pavement area laid around it.

During the opening of the ticket booths on July 13th, a speech was given by alderman Baldewsingh reporting that the relocation project was a great successful project. At the opening there was only  loose earth and  temporary footings. The local municipality provided a financial contribution towards the new paving area.

The area around the ticket booths is approximately 75 m2 and it was decided to do this in style using old style Dutch bricks. In collaboration with ADOfans.nl, contractor Hans Lammertink has successfully managed to find a large batch of old Dutch bricks at  a very reasonable price

This week the stones were delivered and work was hard. First, there had to be a good layer of sand deposited and then leveled, this is so the water will drain away easily. Then they started to piece by piece lay the stones in a beautiful old-fashioned herringbone pattern. The more than 7500 stones are not a factory made, but very old-fashioned handmade, this was at times for the pavers quite puzzling, but in the end they succeeded in laying beautiful patterned area.

The idea is it that when the pavement is ready, the ticket booths really will be ‘finished’ and everyone can remember the good old days at Zuiderpark.