The Stands of... Go Ahead Eagles

The supporters and the stadiums add color to the Eredivisie. For many fans, the stadium has become their second home. Whether the sun is shining or it's raining, in good times and bad, hundreds of thousands of supporters gather on the stands every week to cheer for their favorite club. Along with the clubs, players, and staff, they are all part of Our Football. This season, we're taking a tour of the eighteen fields with a few photographers. This week, the photos are from Go Ahead Eagles.

The story of Go Ahead Eagles begins in the early 20th century when the football club Be Quick was founded in 1902. After a few years, the name was changed to Go Ahead, and the current red-yellow club colors were introduced. In 1963, the Eagles secured their first promotion to the Eredivisie, where they are currently playing their 33rd season.

Home matches for Go Ahead Eagles take place at De Adelaarshorst on Vetkampstraat, a charming stadium with stands close to the field. Weekly, over 10,000 residents of Deventer cheer on the Eagles at a club and in a stadium that exudes a cult atmosphere.

Below, you'll find a selection of stadium and cult photos captured by photographer Melvin Winkeler during the match between Go Ahead Eagles and Heracles Almelo on October 7, 2023.

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