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I'm going to try and take pictures of Stayen in Sint-Truiden. The stadium is now fully finished and in front there is now a shopping square and midrise appartments.
 

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I saw a 2020 logo on one of the promo photos.
Hope it was not depending on that.
Well the main reason for this project was of course the participation for Euro 2020.

But don't forget that Belgium doesn't have a decent big stadion at this time. Even the King Baudouin stadium was already dated before it even got built.

at this time we have only 1 stadium that meets all highest standards and that's the Ghelamco Arena in the city of Ghent. But has only 19.999.
 

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The Stade du Pays de Charleroi used to be perhaps the most impressive stadium of Euro 2000, with its temporary three-tier stands and tall roof. But after downsizing of its capacity and the recent Europa League qualification of Sporting Charleroi, it proved ineligible for international games anymore. Why? Because its seats lack backrests. The rule that backrests are required for individual seats was adopted sometime after 2000. The stadium's seats are being replaced throughout the summer; the process will be completed after the start of next season.

Source: StadiumDB.com
 
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Club Brugge KV is Developing a New Stadium

The environmental assessment report shows there are no critical obstacles that would block Club Brugge's new stadium.

* The venue, with a capacity of 40,000, is planned along the major route leading north from the city, Blakenbergse Steenweg.
*The number of parking spots has increased from 7,200 to 8,000. Not all of them need to be placed in direct vicinity of the stadium.
* Regional authorities were ready to pledge €2.5 million towards the project, but only if Cercle Brugge were still going to participating in it. The club decided to stay at the existing Jan Breydel Stadium.
* The stadium project budget of €100 million. Club Brugge are hopeful of hopeful of having their new home ready by 2019.

Source: StadiumDB.com; some info from voetbalkrant.com and nieuwsblad.be.
 

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A very important step towards the stadium mentioned above has been taken yesterday. In order to get something of that size built in Belgium one needs to go through numerous bureaucratic processes that can take years.

Yesterday the Flemish Government has approved the MER, translated in English as the "Report on Environmental Impact". This deals with the effects on nature, surroundings (neighbourhoods etc.), air and water quality, mobility and so forth. Normally this takes 9 months but for this project it took almost two years.
Next is the GRUP. This is a plan that deals with "geographical destination", the various functions that can be assigned to different parts of the region or in this case urban area. This needs to be changed in order to allow for a stadium to be built on the chosen plot. It is currently farming ground.
Within a year or less Bruges should be able to move to the final phase before construction: getting a building permit.

I guess once we get pictures and information of this third and (hopefully) final project, we can finally start a topic here :)

But the Belgian Champion isn't waiting until 2019-2020 to improve its infrastructure a little further. This summer the indoor business seats will be transformed to outdoor seats.
Article (in Dutch): http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/2730/Club-...itten-bekijk-foto-s-van-make-over-loges.dhtml

Besides Bruges, 4 other clubs are currently expanding their stadia.
- Zulte Waregem are building a new stand, Phase 2 of a complete transformation of their ground. This picture is refreshed every 10 minutes (except during the weekend): www.essevee.be/stadion/image.jpg
- KV Mechelen are building a new stand as well, also a second phase:
www.werfmonitor.com/dashboard/public/images/kvmechelen/11/
- KV Oostende is building a new main and goal stand: http://www.werfmonitor.com/dashboard/public/images/kvoostende/21/
- and finally also Oud-Heverlee Leuven are getting a new stand built:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.949785841754174.1073741845.125314924201274&type=3

All of these four projects should be ready by the start of next season.
 

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Besides Bruges, 4 other clubs are currently expanding their stadia.
- Zulte Waregem are building a new stand, Phase 2 of a complete transformation of their ground.

- KV Mechelen are building a new stand as well, also a second phase, (from 13.000 to 18.500):

- KV Oostende is building a new main and goal stand:

- and finally also Oud-Heverlee Leuven are getting a new stand built:


All of these four projects should be ready by the start of next season.
Lot's of activity to upgrade current antiquated infrastructure in Belgium! Most importantly, National stadium in Bruxelles for EURO 2020 (and Anderlecht). But it still needs a final (political) yes before excecution.


So 2019 the new Stadium in Brugge and 2020 new National stadium in Bruxelles. Then current Brugge also needs to be renovated, let's 2021?

Club Brugge gets a new stadium:
* capacity of 40,000
* The stadium project budget of €100 million.

and the old stadium in Brugge get's renovated for Cercle:


Some lesser important or sure project:
Lommel United: New, €25 miljoen, 10.000 capacity.


Besides, Antwerp FC and Lokeren will renovate their stadiums and Berchem will build a new 8.000 stadium. Kortijk has ambition for a new 13.000 stadium in 2021.
 

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Thanks for adding pictures but half of them are outdated though. I'll try to add the most recent pictures and information, one project at the time.

Ostend, Albertparkstadion:
New main stand with approx. 3,700 seats + new goal stand with approx. 1,000 seats. The new capacity will be 8,000, the stadium will become an all-seater.





Originally the club presented a visualization of the two new stands being connected but it now turns out they will not (yet) be. The picture is on Tinypic, I can't show it here. You can see it on my website's discussion board: http://www.belstadions.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=173&start=180#p11760

On that same website Ostendfox is posting photos on an almost daily basis but they are also hosted on Tinypic, so here's a link to the last page of the topic: http://www.belstadions.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=173&start=280

Again, here's the link to the webcam image: www.werfmonitor.com/dashboard/public/images/kvoostende/21/
 

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Oud-Heverlee Leuven (OHL), Belgian second division (relegated this season):

Its stadium, Den Dreef, had a capacity for 9,319 fans until the standing sector (holding more or less 2,000 people) was demolished in December 2015. It is being replaced by a 3,500-seat two-tiered stand with skyboxes. It should be ready by the start of next season. In one of the goal stands standing will be allowed (capacity of the stand won't change).
Here's a picture taken at the end of May:


And here's a video of what the stadium will look like on the long term, when the stadium will be closed with two new goal stands and will have a 12-13k capacity (1,000 standing):

OHL didn't put a webcam up and only provides us with photo updates once a month or so (the Facebook link can be found a bit higher up this page, post 390). Most recent pictures over here: http://www.belstadions.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=51&start=160
 

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A couple of pictures taken of KV Mechelen's AFAS Stadium nicknamed Achter de Kazerne, by Paul Martin, who has become the unofficial photographer of the renovation works and has access to the site, on Friday:








Construction of the roof has also started. Unfortunately they deviated from the plans and replaced the cantilevered roof over the corner stand with one supported by two beams:


 

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The Club Brugge stadium project eventually will get its own topic (the same goes for the completed stadiums in Liège, Brussels and Bruges since SSC changed its policy from 30,000+ to 20,000+) but for now I'll just post the only picture that has been presented of the project on the current (and final) location:

It's probably not the final design, it's from a presentation given at the European Stadium & Safety Management Association, they apparently have their headquarters at Sint-Truiden's Stayen Stadium. No design has been presented in the media yet, it's a bit too early for that (Belgium). One thing we know (besides the projected capacity) is that the club will involve the fans in the design to deliver a stadium where they truly feel at home. Dortmund's Gelbe Wand is mentioned as an example.

After Club Brugge has moved to the new stadium (2019-2020) Cercle Brugge can start downscaling and renovating the stadium, transforming it in a multifunctional venue. They will not pay for it themselves, they are hoping for investors and will also get 50% of the revenue from selling the Club Brugge training grounds (estimated at €20 million or 10 million each). Originally Cercle Brugge would have moved to a new, smaller stadium next to the one for Club Brugge, this project (both stadiums) would have received €2.5 million (peanuts) from the Flemish Government.

Here you can find pictures of the Cercle Brugge (renovation) project: http://cerclebrugge.be/nl/galerij/detail-item/1988

The skyboxes shown on the pictures are actually being constructed by Club Brugge right now:
http://clubbrugge.be/nl/nieuws/22073/club-ver-bouwt-volop-aan-het-jan-breydelstadion
 

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Another project:

The Stade du Pays de Charleroi (nicknamed Mambourg) of Sporting Charleroi (RCSC) was heavily expanded for Euro 2000. It happened... without a building permit. This is what it looked like back then:

After the championship the high and very steep third tier was removed. In 2013 the second tier was also removed since, after complaints from the local residents, the court judged that the stadium had to be reconverted to how it was before the illegal expansion. In 2014 new roofs were added... supported by pillars. In 2015, the majority of the seats were replaced because they needed backrests (Charleroi played a couple of Europa League games).

The remaining red seats are to be replaced this summer.

Last month the designs were presented for a new stadium wrap (construction: 2017-2019). One could wonder if this purely esthetic renovation is really worth the investment, especially considering how much money was alread lost on this stadium over the last 15 to 20 years. Expanding the stadium to 30,000 seats has cost around €40 million, reducing it back to 15,000 seats another €10-15 million. Most of this is tax payer's money. What a waste.

http://www.lanouvellegazette.be/158...-les-plans-du-futur-stade-de-charleroi-photos





 

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A couple of pictures taken of KV Mechelen's AFAS Stadium nicknamed Achter de Kazerne, by Paul Martin, who has become the unofficial photographer of the renovation works and has access to the site, on Friday:
It's a shame they lost the side terrace, as that was great, but it's good that they are replacing the end behind the goal. The view from the top tier was shockingly bad. I remember having a front row seat, and if I sat down, I couldn't see any of the near goal at all.

(this is a genuine eye-level picture)



Thankfully there were some seats free at the back.
 

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^^ As you can see in the pictures the ground will have even more terracing than before. Considering the sightlines: I'm a bit worried they won't be much better on the second and third tier of the new goal stand!

The roof is almost entirely in place over the corner segment. Notice the two pillars: http://werfmonitor.com/dashboard/public/images/kvmechelen/11/
 

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Another project:

The Stade du Pays de Charleroi (nicknamed Mambourg) of Sporting Charleroi (RCSC) was heavily expanded for Euro 2000. It happened... without a building permit.

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Last month the designs were presented for a new stadium wrap (construction: 2017-2019). One could wonder if this purely esthetic renovation is really worth the investment, especially considering how much money was alread lost on this stadium over the last 15 to 20 years. Expanding the stadium to 30,000 seats has cost around €40 million, reducing it back to 15,000 seats another €10-15 million. Most of this is tax payer's money. What a waste.

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thanks for the updates. I saw a €12 million investment is needed. Sounds expensive for just wrapping the stadium without direct ROI. And construction from 2017-2019??

So once Mechelen update is ready, 18.500 fans can visit? And it's good to see OHL and Oostende starting their phase 1 development. Once construction for Brugge and National stadium starts, Jupiler League will finally have it's solid upgrade. If clubs like Antwerp and Cercle play first level, average attendency will have a nice bump, maybe to 14.000.
 

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thanks for the updates. I saw a €12 million investment is needed. Sounds expensive for just wrapping the stadium without direct ROI. And construction from 2017-2019??

So once Mechelen update is ready, 18.500 fans can visit? And it's good to see OHL and Oostende starting their phase 1 development. Once construction for Brugge and National stadium starts, Jupiler League will finally have it's solid upgrade. If clubs like Antwerp and Cercle play first level, average attendency will have a nice bump, maybe to 14.000.
Cercle doesn't really boost high attendance records, unless they have an exceptional season like a few years ago, when they only just missed out on a UEFA Cup or Europa League spot. One year they averaged over 10,000 but a lot of the tickets were sold very cheap or even given away when shopping at supermarkets and bying fuel at gas stations.

Another club that could definitely attract big crowds in the Pro League is Beerschot Wilrijk, Antwerp's city rival. Beerschot (already a merger of Beerschot and Ekeren) was relegated to the fifth tier (top regional division of Antwerp) after near bankruptcy and merged with (and moved to) nearby Wilrijk but soon moved back to the Olympic Stadium (12,000) and continued filling it properly. The club was promoted for three years in a row, next season it will play in the new first amateur division, just below the new division 1B (1A and 1B will hold 24 professional clubs), where Antwerp will play next season.
 
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