Ajax, Amsterdam


The history of Ajax football club can roughly be devided into two periods. From 1934 until 1996, the club played its home games in De Meer in the ‘Betondorp’ district. Betondorp equals Ajax. The legendary Johan Cruyff was born and raised just a few blocks away from the stadium.

In 1996, the Dutch record champions moved to their new ground. The Amsterdam ArenA was, and still is, the largest stadium in the Netherlands. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Amsterdam ArenA and honour the iconic ground De Meer, COPA has recently launched two special T-shirts.

You can find both T-shirts on copafootball.com and in their flagship Store in Amsterdam, near the Amsterdam Central Station.

Amsterdam ArenA

The Amsterdam ArenA, has been the home ground for Ajax since 1996. It was also used during EURO 2000, for the 1998 Champions League Final and the 2013 Europa League Final. Additionally, many famous artists such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Beyoncé have given concerts in the stadium. This new T-shirt project is an official collaboration between COPA and the Amsterdam ArenA.

De Meer

Photographer Marco Magielse was once strolling through Betondorp looking for inspiration for an Art Academy class about architecture. He could not have imagined that one of the pictures he took that day would many years later make it on to a COPA T-shirt. This iconic stadium was the home of Ajax from 1934 until 1996 and will be remembered forever.


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