Frank Rijkaard on Wednesday, on the 71st birthday of Johan Cruyff, the new logo of the Amsterdam ArenA revealed. With the unveiling was the name change of the stadium is a definitely a fact.
The Amsterdam ArenA goes from today, officially continue as Johan Cruijff ArenA.
“Today, on the anniversary, I am very happy that we my father this gift can give. My father was a real and world-famous Amsterdammer. He had a warm relationship with Ajax. After the death of my father, was the club’s second father,” said son Jordi Cruyff in a video message.
“I would like to also draw attention to Eberhard van der Laan. My father had a good relationship with him. He was a special person in the life of my father. Eberhard done a lot to make this possible. Thank you very much for Eberhard van der Laan. A special man.”
Rijkaard oath the unveiling on behalf of the family Cruyff, who himself was not present. Also the children of the deceased Eberhard van der Laan, Henk Marking of the Amsterdam Arena, Edwin van der Sar of Ajax and alderman Udo Kock played a role in the publication of the logo. Rijkaard took over 22 years ago, with the official opening of the Arena.
The logo of the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
The birthday of the late Johan Cruyff is also an opportunity to in the Olympic Stadium at the recently renamed Johan Cruijfplein to 14 about eight, the second Cruyff Foundation 14K Run to start, which also ends in the ArenA.
All of the memorable places from the life of the legendary Amsterdammer during the run done. The participants walk along the Johan Cruyff College at the RAI, his childhood home at the Edge 32 where he spent the first twelve years of his life lived and the Cruyff Court Betondorp.