AFAS Stadion Achter de Kazerne
|Target capacity||18 500|
|Capacity before works||13 123|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Construction||05/2015 - 08/2016|
|Design||Engineering Survey Architecture|
|Address||Kleine Nieuwedijk 53, B-2800 Mechelen|
Description: AFAS Stadion
The plan foresees two new stands being built in the north (first phase) and south (second), together forming an L-shape with filled corners.
Both the new stands will be double-tiered with entire lower tier dedicated for safe standing and upper decks all-seated. The west end will also see skyboxes built between the two levels, no less than 11. Additionally a new disabled spectators section will be built behind the eastern goal as an independent structure.
Altogether the stands will bring a capacity increase of 5,000, bringing it to 18,000. To save the neighbouring houses from excessive traffic with limited parking the club suggested to provide a shuttle service for fans from more distant parking sites.
Also as part of means to gain local community's approval a new day care is planned under the new stands, addressing the city's great need for such services.