The Airborne match: Vitesse vs Fortuna Sittard
On Saturday 21st of September the annual Airborne match will be played at the GelreDome Stadium in Arnhem. The match kick-off is 8:45 p.m. Due to a combination of fan activities, the Airborne match kit and the presence of the veterans themselves as special guests, the Airborne match will create a very special atmosphere.
The Airborne tradition
In 2007 Vitesse started to honour the Airborne veterans in association with the “Airborne match”. This initiative came from the Vitesse Supporters Club. The game, which is all about the Battle of Arnhem in 1944, takes place in September each year. The activities are organized in tribute to more than 1.700 British and Polish soldiers who died in the Battle of Arnhem and are buried in the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek.