The Training Facilities
Vitesse Arnhem is one of the oldest professional football clubs in the Netherlands. The club is based at The National Sports Centre Papendal, located 8km from Arnhem and where inspiresport groups can experience facilities of the highest level.
Based at the National Sports Centre Papendal, inspiresport groups are immersed in Dutch football culture; staying at the onsite accommodation, using first team training facilities, fixtures against Dutch opposition and a De GelreDome Stadium tour.
Situated in the woods near Arnhem, the Papendal Sports Centre includes 6 full size football pitches of which one is astro turf. Since the arrival of the new owner of Vitesse the Papendal football facilities have been upgraded to the highest level in Dutch football.
One of the pitches has a small stadium which has a 500 people capacity. The reserve squad and academy teams all play their matches here. The training ground is used regularly by the 1st team for training sessions which travelling groups are able to watch subject to consent first team management.