Repairs begin at storm-damaged football stadium in The Hague; Roof section torn off

Repairs to the roof of the stadium used by football club ADO Den Haag will start on Monday. Part of Bingoal Stadion’s roof was blown off by storm Eunice in February, when the building was still called the Cars Jeans Stadion.

It then took longer than usual for the necessary materials to be delivered. Repairs will take about two months.

Therefore, sections S and T of the Aad Mansveld Tribune cannot be used at this time. Season ticket holders with a seat in one of these areas will be assigned a different location to watch Eerste Divisie matches.

On Wednesday, it was announced that ADO fans will be allowed to attend the home game against Jong Ajax at the end of August. The exclusion of the home crowd was due to the riots which took place after ADO Den Haag lost the game against Excelsior last May which would have placed them in the Eredivisie.

The second leg ended 4-4 (or 5-5 on aggregate) and then Excelsior won the game 8-7 on penalties. After the final whistle of the match, the ADO hooligans launched fireworks into the box where the Rotterdam supporters were gathered. Outside, hundreds of ADO supporters clashed with police.

It has not yet been determined whether a local audience will be able to attend the September 9 game against Jong AZ.

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