Considering Scheveningen-Ajax without uitfans in ADO stadium
The match from the first round of the KNVB cup between SVV Scheveningen and Ajax is about two weeks, played in the stadium of ADO Den Haag and without the fans of the visitors.
That has Pauline Krikke, the mayor of the Hague, Friday decided.
The municipality of The Hague had the past few days, intensive consultations with the police, the judiciary and SVV Scheveningen on a suitable location for the duel to play. The match is scheduled on Wednesday, 20 september at 18.30 hours.
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.”
View the program of the KNVB cup