Heerenveen City of Sports

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.

Key components of the project are the following sports accommodations:

  • Thialf Speed Skating Oval (11,000-seat capacity);
  • Thialf Ice Hockey Arena (3,000-seat capacity);
  • Abe Lenstra Stadium (SC Heerenveen, 26,000-seat capacity);
  • Sportstad Heerenveen (multi-sports complex);
  • Topsport Noord for their professional athletes training programme (approved by NOC*NSF).

With the new integrated sports masterplan, the city will take full advantage of one organisation for their (professional) sports programmes and modern accommodations. The project should result in optimal sports facilities for everyone and a higher participation of sports in the region.

Project details

City of Heerenveen

Heerenveen, The Netherlands

2017 – ongoing

Stadium capacity
3,000 – 11,000 – 26,000

Resident club(s)
SC Heerenveen (football), UNIS Flyers (Ice-hockey)

Project type
Project Management, Operations & Management


The Stadium ConsultancyHeerenveen City of Sports