Luminus Arena (Fenix Stadion)

Capacity23 718
3,704 (Standing places)
2,929 (Business seats)
Country Belgium
CityGenk
ClubsKRC Genk
Other names Thyl Gheyselinckstadion (1990–1999), Fenixstadion (1999–2007), Cristal Arena (2007–2016)
Inauguration 1990
Renovations 1999-2002
Address Stadionplein 4, 3600 Genk

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Description: Luminus Arena

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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