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Established
1903 (117 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Stadium/Home
Polman Stadion
(13,500 Capacity)

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Location
Almelo, Netherlands

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League
Dutch Eredivisie

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20 Mar 20 SC Heracles  P - P  Sparta
14 Mar 20 PEC Zwolle  P - P  SC Heracles
08 Mar 20 SC Heracles  4 - 2  RKC Waalwijk
29 Feb 20 ADO Den  0 - 0  SC Heracles
23 Feb 20 SC Heracles  1 - 0  Ajax

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Heracles Almelo is a Dutch professional football club based in Almelo, founded in 1903. The club has won the Dutch national title twice, in 1927 and 1941.

In the 2004–05 season, Heracles won the title in the Eerste Divisie, so that during the 2005–06 season, Heracles played in the Eredivisie, where they finished 13th. The average attendance in 2004–05 was 5,700 people. In the recent top flight seasons, this has risen to just over 8,300 (close to the maximum capacity of 8,500).

In 2012 Heracles competed in its first Dutch cup final, which it lost to PSV in the Rotterdam Stadium De Kuip.

History
The club was founded on 3 May 1903 as Heracles, after the demigod son of Zeus. They changed their name on 1 July 1974 to SC Heracles '74 and finally settled on the current name in 1998.

In the 2015/16 season, Heracles finished sixth in the Eredevisie, so the club could participate in the playoffs for European football. The club first defeated FC Groningen and then FC Utrecht. Heracles thus qualified for the first time in club history for European football, in the third qualifying round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League.

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Stadium or Home

The Polman Stadion is a multi-use stadium in Almelo, Netherlands. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 13,500 spectators and was built in 1999. It is the official stadium of Eredivisie side Heracles Almelo. Its pitch is made from artificial turf.


The Polman Stadion before the 2015 expansion
The stadium was opened on 10 September 1999 followed by the opening match against FC Zwolle. Heracles player Job ten Thije scored the first goal in the Polman Stadium. In 2005 the capacity of the stadium was expanded from 6,900 to 8,500 seats of which 400 are available for the supporters of the visiting team. In 2015 the capacity was expanded to 12,080 seats.

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