Daknamstadion

Capacity12 000
350 (Away section)
Country Belgium
CityLokeren
ClubsSporting Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen
Floodlights 1,500 lux
Inauguration 1956
Renovations 1974, 2000-2004, 2010, 2011, 2014
Address Daknamstraat 91, 9160 Lokeren

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Description: Daknamstadion

The stadium in Lokeren’s Daknam district started operating as a local football field in early 1950s. In 1956 its first grandstand was erected, holding over 600 people. It wasn’t until 1970s that the ground began serving professional football as KSC Lokeren relocated here in 1974. Thorough upgrade saw 3 new stands bring capacity to 18,000 people.

By then the place was officially known to be Daknamstadion, which used to be its nickname before. In 1980s new east stand was built, losing parts of its roof due to high winds in 1986. More significant changes came in 1997-2005, when the stadium had nearly all areas improved or redone, leaving only the south end empty.

Sporting Lokeren were awarded freehold of the municipal ground in 2005, investing further in the stadium on their own. In 2014 the club opened a brand new south stand, bringing capacity up to 12,000.

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