Cegeka Arena (Fenix Stadion)
|3,704 (Standing places)|
|2,929 (Business seats)|
|Other names||Thyl Gheyselinckstadion (1990–1999), Fenixstadion (1999–2007), Cristal Arena (2007–2016), Luminus Arena (2016-2021)|
|Address||Stadionplein 4, 3600 Genk|
Cegeka Arena – stadium description
The stadium lies in the north-eastern outskirts of Genk and was established in 1990, replacing former André Dumontstadion. This means it shared the fate of local clubs – KRC Genk was set in 1988 as a merger of two other ones and was the entity to make use of new stands.
When the club started reaching success after less than a decade, time to expand came. New double-tiered stands surrounded the pitch from three sides, leaving the western stand with skybox-packed corners to corporate clients.
Initial name was Fenix Stadion (still used as nickname often), but was sold to beer brand Cristal in 2007. Originally the deal was to last 5 years, but was then prolonged.
Interestingly, eastern stand has is conjoined with side pitch’s stand, merging two stadiums together.
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