The date 20 May 2018 will sound like music to the ears of many Emmen-supporters. On that day, FC Emmen for the first time in its history promoted to the Eredivisie. Of course, that had to be celebrated. On the Raadhuisplein in the center of Emmen, the players were honored by more than fifteen thousand people. In 2022, the pyros and fireworks could be brought out of the closet again after Emmen returned to the Eredivisie after a one-year absence. Of course with a ceremony on a packed Town Hall Square. Above the entrance of the Willinkplein car park, the meters-long banner with the text 'Eredivisie 2022-23' that was erected during the ceremony still hangs.