Luminus Arena (Fenix Stadion)

Capacity23 718
3,704 (Standing places)
2,929 (Business seats)
Country Belgium
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

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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