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13 February 2013 No Comment

AZ football team from Alkmaar in the Netherlands are instantly recognisable with their red and black team colours – and now they have a stadium to match thanks to the innovative use of Colorcoat Prisma®.

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The €38m purpose-built AFAS Stadion, by Zwarts & Jansma Architects, is certainly eye-catching. Panels of red and black Colorcoat Prisma® are streaked across the 25 metre-high exterior, whilst inside the stadium’s stand design means home and away fans get a clear view of the action no matter where they sit, with its 17,000 seats close to the pitch and focused on the centre spot for the ultimate match experience.

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AZ Football team is top of the league with new stadium

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The new state-of-the-art stadium is certainly a big promotion for the Eredivisie League club from its previous home, the Alkmaaderhout, which only had capacity for around 9,000 fans. Although primarily the home of AZ, AFAS Stadium – named after the club’s sponsor – is multipurpose and is used to host various events.

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AZ Football reaches its goal with state-of-the-art stadium

With a façade as striking as this, it definitely fulfils its goal of being a championship home for the AZ team. And it’s set to have a home advantage for many seasons to come thanks to Colorcoat®’s unrivalled corrosive-resistance and colour-retention properties, backed by its unique Confidex® 40-year guarantee.

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Colorcoat® scores at the AFAS football stadium

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It’s a winning combination which has led to Colorcoat® products being specified in stadiums across the UK and Europe, making it the premiership product for modern stadium development.

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