Category Archives: in the dressing room

Stade de Suisse referee dressing room

Stade de Suisse referee dressing room panorama.
Check out the Stade de Suisse referee dressing room. The stadium is the home of BSC Young Boys and is built in 2005 on the legandary ground of the former “Wankdorf Stadions” in Bern. It is also built as the national stadium of Switzerland.

Here are the pics from the referee dressing room, which were sent to me by one of the press officers. Thanks a lot for that.

Changing area.
Stade de Suisse referee dressing room - changing area.

Toilets and showers.
Stade de Suisse referee dressing room showers..

Adddres: Papiermühlestrasse 71, 3000 Bern, Zwitserland
Capacity: 31.783
Opened: 30 juli 2005
Phone: +41 31 344 88 88

You can also check the whole stadium with a 360 stadium tour on their website.

In the referees dressing room: VFC Vlaardingen

Referees changing room of VFC Vlaardingen.

Referees changing room of VFC Vlaardingen.

In the referees dressing room: this time in the referees changing room of VFC Vlaardingen an amateur club in The Netherlands.

Today I’d better say: outside the dressing room. The doors of the referees changing room at VFC Vlaardingen are very remarkable with a picture of a referee carding someone. I’ve been there once this season for a top match between the numbers one and two of the league.

Referees changing room of VFC Vlaardingen.

Referees changing room of VFC Vlaardingen.

In the referees dressing room: ADO Den Haag

In the referees dressing room: now in the referees changing room of the ADO Den Haag. It’s the club in the city I live in.

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Referee Azzopardi and her Maltese team check the pitch at ADO Den Haag.

Two weeks ago I published the interview with Maltese referee Esther Azzopardi. Shortly thereafter she got an appointment for the match between ADO Den Haag ladies versus Rossiyanka from Russia in Uefa Women’s Champions League.

We met in person at the stadium, which was really nice. I also got the chance to see the referees dressing room and the inspection of the pitch by the referee team. Thanks to the press officer I got some high quality photo’s of the referees dressing room.

ADO Den Haag referees dressing room: the shower.

ADO Den Haag referees dressing room: changing area.

ADO Den Haag referees dressing room: changing area.

In the dressing room: Coventry City FC

In the dressing room: now in the referees changing room in the Ricoh Arena of Coventry City Football Club.

But today I should say the City of Coventry Stadium, because the building is hosting the women’s bronze medal match at the Olympics and International Olympic Committee does not allow sponsored stadiums.

Thanks to ‘LeamDavid on Flickr’ I can show you where referee Jenny Palmqvist and her assistants will prepare for the match between Canada and France, today at 13pm (GMT).

Referees dressing room at Ricoh Arena from Coventry City.


Referees dressing room at Ricoh Arena from Coventry City.

You can find the original photo’s by ‘LeamDavid’ here and here.

If you have some photo’s of an interesting dressing room (could be your local one) don’t hesitate to e-mail me at dutchreferee at gmail.com.

In the dressing room: Arsenal Football Club

Something new on the blog: In the dressing room. This time with photo’s of the referee’s dressing room in Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

Had some ideas about photo’s of different dressing rooms on the blog, but don’t know if people would like it if I only post them from changing rooms I visit (Send me your pictures if you have them!).

That’s when I found out Constant Onstenk, secretary of the board of the Referee Association of Arnhem (city in the eastern part of Holland), visited the Emirates Stadium with his wife and posted some of here photo’s in the local referee magazine. He wrote that the dressing rooms were locked, but he could enter them after he asked politely.

It’s actually a referee area, with three different rooms: a dressing room, a lounge and bathroom with massage table. On the wall is a plaquette from the North Middlesex Referees Society to wish the referees a good match. It’s, according to their own website, “currently one of the largest Societies, if not the largest Society, in England”. Have a look around in the referees’ dressing room of Arsenal Football Club.

Dressing room in the Emirates Stadium of Arsenal FC. Photo Liza Portier

Bathroom with massage table in Arsenal's referee dressing room. Photo Liza Portier

Loungeroom in the referee dressing room at the Emirates Stadium. Photo Liza Portier

Plaquette of local referee association. Photo Constant Onstenk

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have some photo’s of an interesting dressing room (could be your local one) e-mail me at dutchreferee at gmail.com