The cost of the construction of the stadium was partly financed by Daniël George van Beuningen, a billionaire who earned money by exporting coal to the Great Britain during the World War I.
During the World War II, the Stadion Feijenoord was dejectedly damaged by the German occupants.
The Stadion Feijenoord is a stadium, situated in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is named so because of its location in region 'Feijenoord'. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in the year 1935. The chief architect who built the stadium is Leendert van der Vlugt. After two years, the stadium was finally opened for the spectators on 23rd July 1937. The Stadion Feijenoord is more commonly known by its nickname "De Kuip". It underwent a major renovation in the year 1994 by thearchitecture firm Broekbakema. In the year 1930, Feyenoord's President, Leen van Zandvliet wanted to build a stadium with two freely hanging tiers and easy view for spectators and that is how the Stadion Feijenoord came into existence. It has been the home of the Dutch national football team since years.
The stadium played host for the final match of the 1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup where Tottenham Hotspur beat Atletico Madrid by 5-1 and became the first British club to win the European Trophy.
English singer David Bowie began his 1987 "Glass Spider Tour" at the De Kuip stadium.
Michael Jackson performed in this stadium thrice in 1988 as part of the "Bad World Tour" and twice in 1992 as a part of the "Dangerous World Tour".
The arena also played host to three crucial group matches, a quarter-final and the final match of the Euro 2000.
The 2002 UEFA Cup Final was held at the Stadion Feijenoord where Feyenoord defeated Borussia Dortmund by 3–2.