AZ Stadium Roof

sausage

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49309286

Missed this in the news yesterday - glad there wasn't a game on at the time..

AZ Alkmaar will launch an investigation after part of the roof at the AFAS Stadium collapsed on Saturday.
The Dutch Eredivisie club's general manager Robert Eenhoorn confirmed there were no injuries sustained when a large section of the roof fell onto seating below amid high winds.
AZ were not playing at the time and visit RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.
"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. It is much too early for that now."
AZ's next home game is a Europa League third-round qualifier against Ukraine's FC Mariupol on 15 August. That is followed three days later by a home Eredivisie match against FC Groningen.
However, Eenhoorn says it is too early to confirm whether those matches will be able to go ahead at the ground.
"No matches will be played in the stadium if the situation is not safe," he said. "As soon as more is clear about our upcoming duels, we will report that as soon as possible."

 

Col_M

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I hope they have insurance. That’s gonna be costly for them to repair and poor timing right at the start of the season.
 

TheChosenOne

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To be fair a tornado ripped through some parts of Holland, major damage - many houses lost their roofs and were destroyed, millions upon millions of Euros damages
 

'O Zio

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Awful. What a relief that a game wasn't going on otherwise it could've been dozens of people killed.
 
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Oof. Someone didn't triple check their bending mechanics.

Have you seen how our roof wobbles around in the strong wind? Important to have that flexibility in big structures. Too rigid and ^that happens.
 

TonyGalvinsShinpads

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Didn't the same thing happen a few years ago at FC Twente's ground? I seem to remember it happening a little while after we played them in the CL.
 

sausage

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For the sake of the Dutch, I'll point out that that Holland isn't technically a place :whistle::X3:
 
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