PSV Eindhoven (Philips Stadion)
Address: Frederiklaan 10A, 5616 NH Eindhoven, Netherlands
Ticket Office: This is situated at the stadium but tickets are available online, full info available at https://ticketshop.psv.nl/
Club Nickname: Rood Witten (Red and whites), Lampen (Lighbulbs)
Year Ground Opened: 12 December 1910
Shirt Sponsors: Brainport Eindhoven
Forget heading to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam for your football fix, Eindhoven and PSV can provide everything that you are looking for in this very compact city, which is the main location of the North-Brabant region.
Its city centre position is a major benefit of the Philips Stadium and as in anywhere in Eindhoven, you are never too far away from everywhere else. Hotel accommodation, transport, bars, restaurants and much more are all within a 10-15 minute walk from the ground.
The Philips Stadium is a modern football venue, which brings together the traditional feel of four stands close to the pitch with good views all around, combined with services and amenities that you would expect from a stadium that regularly hosts top-level football, domestically and in European competition.
The home of PSV Eindhoven has a capacity of 35, 119 which means it lists in third place in terms of the ‘Big Three’ in the Netherlands. Dutch football is dominated by Ajax and Feyenoord, as well as PSV, in terms of honours, headlines and number of supporters.
Is Philips Stadion the biggest Dutch stadium?
No, the Johann Cruijff ArenA belonging to Ajax can hold 55, 865 whilst in Rotterdam, De Kuip has a capacity of 51, 117. Those two stadiums tend to host the Dutch national men’s team due to the greater capacity available.
It may hold less than 40,000 but the Philips Stadium is the real deal in terms of its feel and the atmosphere that is generated, particularly for games in the evening.
Significant renovations have taken place over the years to allow the stadium to evolve and modernise into what it is today, including the preparation for Euro 2000.
Stadium tours are available and are very much recommended.
Guided tours are available which will delve into the history of the club and the stadium.
You will get an impression behind the scenes of the club, taking in the dressing rooms, hospitality areas, press room as well as the all-important walk to the pitch.
Your tour ticket includes access to the PSV Museum as well as a visit to the club store, situated at the stadium
The tour lasts for roughly an hour and is available regularly, except for Sundays and public holidays as well as the day before, or of, a European matchday.
Stadium tour price at PSV Eindhoven stadium
- Adults: €14.00
- Children 4 to 14: €12.00
Tickets are available from the club website and are generally available, except for the most high-profile games which will sell out quickly between season ticket holders and club members.
At the time of writing, tickets for an upcoming Eredivisie game against PEC Zwolle can be purchased, starting at €35.00
Full information is available on the link, above.
Once you are in the city of Eindhoven, the best way to get to the stadium is on foot, although public transport is available.
Most people will find the stadium very accessible, whether you are coming from the nearby Eindhoven Station (the main, rail transport hub), or from the Markt area where you will find a plethora of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
The distance is less than a mile, maybe just about 1km.
There is a difference. Away fans of Dutch clubs will not see much of the stadium, as there is a linked tunnel from the platform to the away section to minimise contact between supporters.
If you are groundhopping or visiting for a European away game, you will see plenty and all that this attractive location has to offer.
The away section in the north west corner is quite steep but offers a decent view of the pitch, with general amenities available within the concourse.
With its city centre location, you simply can’t go wrong for whatever you want to do around your football experience.
Shopping, food, drink, attractions. Within a day or two, you can see almost all of what Eindhoven has to offer.
There are plenty of the usual food chains around Markt, but some local options include the excellent Ilio’s Greek restaurant on Dommelstraat. For something a bit more informal, check out Dik and Lang for some typical Dutch fast food. Chips and mayo, bitterballen and much more on the menu, for a quick bite to eat.
Just along the street, you will find O’Shea’s for a Irish pub with an Eindhoven flavour.