The stadium was opened on 10 September 1999 followed by the opening match against FC Zwolle. Heracles player Job ten Thije scored the first goal in the Polman Stadium. In 2005 the capacity of the stadium was expanded from 6,900 to 8,500 seats of which 400 are available for the supporters of the visiting team.
There are currently advanced plans to build a new stadium with a capacity of around 15,000 spectators. The new stadium is scheduled to be available for the 2011/2012 season.