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Earlier this week VAK410 announced that they have decided to dissolve the group.
The decision was taken after the club wanted to move the group to the south stand in Amsterdam Arena ahead of the new season. One of the reasons is because of safety issues, such as beers, pyro and other objects have landed on the lower stand below VAK410’s section.
There have also been other disagreements between VAK410 and the club management, including several match bans. VAK410 was founded in 2001 by a group of young Ajax supporters who wanted to improve the atmosphere at matches. The ultras group grew quickly and stood in the corner of the north stand, close to the main fan group known as “F-Side”.
During their 15 years of existence they managed to display many beautiful choreographies and massively improved the atmosphere in Amsterdam Arena. The group is also well known for making very nice detailed banners, some of them are considered the best of what ultras in Europe have displayed the past years. They also stood their ground against modern football often protesting club decisions over Televised matches, and police repression of fans.
Unfortunately the past two years gotten more difficult with many disagreements between the club and the Ultras group but hopefully, the atmosphere in Amsterdam Arena can continue to improve.
The group name VAK410 will no longer be seen, those individuals will join the main group F-Side in the new stand. They will still contribute to the atmosphere and create choreo’s hopefully raising the voice of the entire section.
This new stand will be located behind the goal and contain safe-standing seats. Members of VAK410 hope to further improve the atmosphere as one large group together with F-side. In their old section they had 1150 season tickets, while the new stand have capacity of almost 5000 people.
In the past, VAK410 developed a reputation for their famed “entradas”. Hopefully the Ajax support will be larger and better! It was a hard decision for VAK410, but the future is most important.