The arena's building budget reached about 96 million euros. Thanks to the modern architecture and design, the grass and roof can both be removed. This is a modern application, but has had some negative effects. For example, the grass wasn't able to grow under the covered roof, and the arena must re-grass the entire field four times a year.
Today the arena is used as the home stadium for Amsterdam's Ajax soccer team, and the Netherland's national football team. In addition, there are performances by well-known singers who manage to fill the hall with about 150,000 people. Tina Turner was the first one to achieve this.