​A large section of ​Dutch club AZ Alkmaar's stadium roof collapsed as high winds invaded the area on Saturday.


The Dutch Eredivisie club’s general manager Robert Eenhorn said at a press conference that there were no injuries from the partial collapse at AFAS Stadion. He also announced that an investigation will be carried out to look into the incident.


He said: “This surprised us all. We are very shocked but especially happy that there was no human suffering. “In the coming days we will conduct a study with experts in this field. Only when that investigation has been done can we elaborate on the matter. It is much too early for that now.”




The team was not playing during the moment of the collapse but they will be in action for their Europa League third-round qualifier against Ukraine’s FC Mariupol on Thursday. However, there was no surety that the match would take place.


“No matches will be played in the stadium if the situation is not safe.” Eenhorn said.


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AZ are due to play their second match in the Dutch top league away to RKL Waalwijk on Sunday.