Ajax wants own fans at bekerduel with Scheveningen are
Ajax has Friday objected to the KNVB about the decision of the municipality of The Hague that there are no fans of the Amsterdam club at the bekerduel with SVV Scheveningen.
Mayor Pauline Krikke made earlier on Friday announced that the match from the first round on Wednesday 20 september is finished in the stadium of ADO Den Haag. Because, as the league games between ADO and Ajax in The Hague, not Amsterdam fans are welcome, this scheme also for the bekerduel.
Ajax says in a statement that the Locals do not agree with the decision of the mayor of the Hague. “The club is no consultation involved and it could not help think of a solution where the Amsterdam supporters in the duel will still be able to attend.”
“Ajax is of the opinion that supporters of both clubs in a match must be present and finds that everything needs to be done to achieve this.”
According to mayor Krikke, the Hague, The netherlands the past few days, intensive consultations had with the police, the judiciary and SVV Scheveningen on a suitable location for the duel to play.
The complex of Scheveningen, sportpark Houtrust, was unfit, including in connection with the safety requirements. Scheveningen expected for the home game a lot of interest.
“Sportpark Houtrust is thoroughly explored by the police and other parties involved”, writes Today in a note. “I’ve been there myself and have me by the board of directors of SVV Scheveningen take a tour of their park to the situation on the spot, and be able to properly judge.”
“Everything afwegende I came to the conclusion that the site is insufficient is insufficient to make a safe course to be able to guarantee. I emphatically also the safety factor of the occupants of surrounding residential areas. In consultation with all the stakeholders therefore looked at different alternatives.”
Feyenoord will receive ADO in the KNVB cup, Ajax will find Scheveningen
Ajax are playing three days earlier in the Premier league is already in Den Haag against ADO. Also there should be no fans of the Amsterdam club at present.
“That message I also with Ajax director Edwin van der Sar discussed,” said Krikke. “I have taken this decision, prompted in part by the fact that the same day around the same time, hundreds of supporters of ADO with a large number of buses from the Cars Jeans Stadium depart for Rotterdam for their cup match against Feyenoord.”
“That makes the job on the spot, to which several supportersstromen in the right direction significantly. The ideal solution was not available. Eventually we opted for the solution that the safety of all concerned and local residents, and the impressive character of the contest the best guarantees.”
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