Yesterday a new investor was introduced to Beerschot Wilrijk. The occasion was used to confirm that the club is once more involved in talks regarding a brand new stadium.
On Thursday businessman Philippe Verellen was introduced as new shareholder and member of the board of directors at Beerschot Wilrijk. As Het Laatste Nieuws informs, it's thus no wonder that the club's ambitious are becoming more pronounced.
It was confirmed that the club has established a working group in order to determine the best way forward with regard to a new stadium. The club has also ensured talks with the city hall are already ongoing.
Preferably, Beerschot would like to build the new stadium on their current Olympisch Stadion's site. However, the option of Petroleum Zuid, just a couple kilometres north-west, is also under consideration.
Keep in mind, Petroleum Zuid is where a new stadium in Antwerp was announced back in 2018. Back then it was supposed to be at least partly a municipal investment and was to be shared by derby rivals Royal and Beerschot.
However, since Royal Antwerp has since began reconstruction of Bosuil, now the site would only serve one club and the financial burden would also be more one-sided.