The de Vliert - Capacity 9,000 Opened in 1951 the de Vliert is a good old fashion stadium with four covered stands which offer excellent views of the action. They are set above the pitch and you access the stands by stairways at the front. The home fans are located in the east side and they make a fair amount of noise even when crowds are low. The club has rebuilt many of the areas around the stadium to include a conference facility and hospitality areas.
Who plays there? Den Bosch are located in the hard to say 's-Hertogenbosch in the heart of the Netherlands some 80km south of Amsterdam. FC Den Bosch were formed in 1965 after taking over BVV and Wilhelmina. Whilst they have never won the top league in their new name, BVV did win it in 1948 as BVV. They have recently been known as a "yo-yo" team, moving up and down between the top divisions regularly. They have been Eerste Division champions in 1999, 2001 and 2004 but yet again returned to the 2nd division in 2005 after relegation from the Eredivisie. Ruud Van Nistelrooy started his professional career at the club.
How to get to the de Vliert? The stadium is located in the east part of the town and it is best to get a train to 's-Hertogenbosch Oost which you normally have to change trains at the main station. From the platform cross the footbridge and carry on walking in the direction of the train - the ground is a few hundred yards along this road and the floodlights are clearly visible.
How to get a ticket? The Club card concept is rarely used at Den Bosch these days and you can buy tickets on the day of the game from the cabins outside the west stand. You can still apply for a fancard from http://www.fcdenbosch.nl/content/index.php?&page=306. Tickets cost 10 Euro for a seat behind the goal and 15 Euro in the main stand.