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Arnhem, Netherlands


Dutch Eredivisie

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22 Jan 22 Vitesse   -  FC Groningen
05 Feb 22 FC Twente   -  Vitesse
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20 Feb 22 FC Utrecht   -  Vitesse
27 Feb 22 Vitesse   -  NEC Nijmegen

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18 Jan 22 Vitesse  2 - 0  DVS 33
15 Jan 22 Feyenoord  0 - 1  Vitesse
21 Dec 21 Vitesse  1 - 0  PEC Zwolle
18 Dec 21 Sparta  2 - 2  Vitesse
15 Dec 21 Vitesse  2 - 1  Sparta

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SBV Vitesse (Stichting Betaald Voetbal Vitesse), widely known as Vitesse Arnhem, or simply as Vitesse (Dutch pronunciation: ), is a Dutch professional football club based in Arnhem (Gelderland). Established on 14 May 1892, Vitesse is one of the oldest professional football clubs in the Eredivisie. The club has enjoyed some success in the competition, has featured in the UEFA Cup competition and became the first Dutch football club to be owned by a foreigner when it was taken over by Georgian businessman Merab Zjordania in 2010. Since 1998, the club has played its home games at the GelreDome. Their best result in the Eredivisie was third place in 1997–98. The club had their first major success in 2017, winning the KNVB Cup.

Throughout the years, Vitesse established itself as a stepping stone for future world class players and coaches like Raimond van der Gouw, Philip Cocu, Roy Makaay, Sander Westerveld, Nikos Machlas, Henk ten Cate, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Mahamadou Diarra, Ronald Koeman, Nemanja Matić, Marco van Ginkel, Davy Pröpper, Wilfried Bony, Peter Bosz, Mason Mount and Martin Ødegaard.

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The GelreDome is a football stadium on Batavierenweg 25 in the city of Arnhem, Netherlands. It is one of the largest and modern stadiums in the country, built from 1996 to 1998 at a cost equivalent to €75 million, that opened on 25 March 1998. The stadium has been the home of association football club Vitesse Arnhem since 1998. It was one of the stadiums used during Euro 2000 tournament held in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Both international and Dutch artists have given concerts in the stadium, including Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Madonna, Prince, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Shakira, AC/DC, André Rieu, The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

The stadium has a retractable roof, as well as a convertible pitch, that can be retracted, when unused during concerts or other events held at the stadium, and a climate control system. It has a capacity of 34,000 people for sports events, or 41,000 during concerts. The GelreDome pitch is surrounded on each side by four covered all-seater stands, officially known as the Edward Sturing Stand (North), Charly Bosveld Stand (East), Theo Bos Stand (South) and Just Göbel Stand (West).

The GelreDome currently holds a four-star rating by UEFA.



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