The Municipality of Heerenveen aims for a sustainable sports infrastructure by creating more synergy between them and the professional sports partners of the City of Heerenveen. The Stadium Consultancy has been contracted to develop an integral approach to strengthen each of their programmes, organisation and facilities.
The City of Heerenveen has been selected ‘Sports City of the Year 2017’, based on their ambition in both professional and amateur sports. They have recently developed several high level sports accommodations and have a relatively high sports participation among their inhabitants. However, an overall sports vision which will result in an optimal collaboration of the different accommodations still has to be developed further.
Key components of the project are the following sports accommodations:
- Thialf Speed Skating Oval (11,000-seat capacity);
- Abe Lenstra Stadium (SC Heerenveen, 26,000-seat capacity);
- Sportstad Heerenveen (multi-sports complex);
- Topsport Noord (NOC*NSF); and the
- New ice hockey arena of Thialf (UNIS Flyers).
With the new integrated sports masterplan, the city will take full advantage of their modern accommodations. The project should result in optimal sports facilities for everybody in the region and a higher sports participation.