Parkstad Limburg Stadion

Parkstad Limburg Stadion

stadium_name = Parkstad Limburg Stadion
location = Kerkrade, Netherlands
opened = 15 August 2000
closed =
demolished =
owner = Roda JC
operator = Roda JC
surface = Grass
construction_cost = ???
architect = Jan Dautzenberg
former_names =
tenants = Roda JC (Eredivisie) 1973 - present
seating_capacity = 19,979
events =
dimensions =105 x 68 m

The Parkstad Limburg Stadion, also called "PLS", is a football (soccer) stadium in Kerkrade, completed in 2000. With a present day capacity of 19.979 seats, the stadium was officially openend on August 15, 2000 with a friendly between Roda JC and Real Zaragoza (2-2).

It is the home stadium of football club Roda JC, a subtop club from the Netherlands. In 2005 the Parkstad Limburg Stadion was the hosting stadium for the opening match and the semi-finals of the "FIFA World Youth Championship Netherlands 2005".

Technical Details


Unofficial records:
* The first played match was a friendly match between Roda JC and Real Zaragoza 2-2, 15th August 2000
* The first goal was scored by Marcos Vales, Real Zaragoza
* The first Roda JC goal was scored by Samir Ouindi

Official records:
* The first official played match was a Eredivisie match between Roda JC and FC Twente 2-2
* The first official goal was scored by Scott Booth
* The first official Roda JC goal was scored by Yannis Anastasiou

* Largest Crowd: 19.300 Roda JC - AC Milan 0-1 UEFA Cup, 21st February 2002
* Lowest Crowd: 2.500 Roda JC - Fylkir 3-0 UEFA Cup, 11th September 2001


On 15 January 2005, the South stand was named the Theo Pickée Stand as an honour to the Roda JC chairman, who died in December 2003.

Notable matches

Roda JC - AC Milan 0-1

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