Almere is a city in Flevoland, a western province of the Netherlands. Almere is a new town, it has a new city centre. Beacause it's so new: if you're looking for old buidings, just go elsewhere: the oldest building is only from 1976!Flevoland is a man-made island in the IJ (formerly the Zuiderzee).Almere has 191.239 inhabitants as of April 1, 2011 and makes it the 7th largest city of the Netherlands.
To that end, a sports club (Omniworld) was formed, which now comprises a volleyball branch, a basketball branch and a football branch. Before the 2010–11 season, the club was called FC Omniworld. Almere City can trace its history back to 1972, with the merger of DWS, Volewijckers and Blauw-Wit into FC Amsterdam. Disgruntled DWS supporters founded their own club, De Zwarte Schapen, named after their nickname, which translates as "Black Sheep". The club quickly rose through the ranks of Dutch amateur football, eventually reaching the Hoofdklasse. After several violent incidents on the pitch and a six-month suspension by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), the club moved from Amsterdam to nearby Almere and changed its name to Sporting Flevoland. That name was changed to FC Omniworld in 2001 as a result of the efforts of a consortium (in which the city of Almere was a participant) to bring professional sports to Almere.