There are even 800 people on the waiting list
Translated by Thomas Ansell
When FC Emmen lost their relegation playoff in May (on penalties), Drenthe ceased to have representation in Dutch top-flight football.
The Emmenaars will be hoping to make an immediate jump back into the Eredivisie, but naturally losing their status as a top-flight club has had a financial impact on the club and several first team players have been sold. But good news has come from the club’s erstwhile fans, many of whom have re-signed up for their season tickets- providing stable income for the club over the next season.
Indeed, the fans have got behind FC Emmen to such a degree that there is a waiting list of 800 people, reports RTV Drethe. It is likely, then, that De Oude Meerdijk will be mostly full (Coronavirus-allowing) throughout next season in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie.
The division kicks off on August 6, with Emmen playing Telstar (from Velsen, Noord-Holland) away at the BUKO stadium. The week after that, Emmen will play at home to FC Eindhoven.