AZ Alkmaar: Roof collapses at Eredivisie club's stadium amid high winds

AFAS Stadium

AFAS Stadium

Fortunately, no one was hurt during the roof collapse as confirmed by the club on social media.

Miraculously no-one was in the stadium at the time of the collapse, which came as strong winds battered south Holland.

Today's dramatic incident comes just years after AZ suffered a fire at their stadium in 2013 during a Europa League clash against Greek side Atromitos.

"This surprised us all. We are very shocked but especially happy that there was no human suffering", said Eenhoorn.

"In the coming days we will conduct a study with experts in this field". Only when that investigation has been done can we elaborate on the matter.

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AZ will be traveling to play RKC Waalwijk in a league match on Sunday, August 11, having played a home game against Fortuna Sittard last weekend. "It is much too early for that now".

He added: "No matches will be played in the stadium if it is not safe".

"AZ will discuss the locations of the upcoming home matches as soon as possible in consultation with the KNVB and UEFA".

The stadium has a capacity of 17,023 people, centered in Alkmaar, 25 miles outside of the country's capital, Amsterdam.

Despite its relatively recent construction this is the second worrying incident at the AFAS Stadium.

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