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