Jacques van Eyck
The new football stadium for FC Groningen football club is a defining component of the yet-to-be-developed live/work area round the former electric power station. It is one of the best turned-out of the new batch of Dutch football stadiums built at the start of the 21st century. The outdoor area has been designed with particular care. Able to accommodate some 22,000 spectators, its tiers of seating are divided into two rings by a shared access deck. The club colour green splashed all over the interior contrasts starkly with the grey concrete colour outside. A cinema, a casino and a supermarket are among the other duties it includes. There are plans to enlarge the stadium with a third spectator area of terraces.