Sunday, August 19, 2012
A Tour of AJAX Stadium
We've been able to do a little sightseeing on our Soccer Tour. On Tuesday, the boys got a tour of Ajax Stadium in Amsterdam. Ajax is one of the top professional clubs in the world. The stadium was incredible and the boys really enjoyed seeing what is possible if they work hard enough.
We got to go down to the field level...but not onto the field itself. They had brought in these artificial lights in order to help the grass grow. The stadium has a retractable roof and as a result, the grass doesn't get quite enough sunlight.
The boys also got their picture taken down there on the field. Then they were able to go down to the locker rooms, the press conference room, and into the players lounge. Pretty swank!!
I think E-man had a pretty good time. The stadium really was amazing. The 50,000+ seat stadium offers a "visitors section" that is protected by bullet-proof glass, and has nets surrounding it so that items thrown from those seats don't hit the fans down below. Their rivalries are no joke!!