Jan Breydel Stadion
|Clubs||Club Brugge KV, Cercle Brugge KSV|
|Other names||Olympiastadion (1975-1998)|
|Renovations||1987, 1993, 1997-1998|
|Address||Olympialaan 74, 8200 Brugge|
Description: Jan Breydel Stadion
With Club Brugge winning national championship in 1973, decision was made by the municipality to build a new stadium. Initially named Olympiastadion, the ground held some 30,000 people, 8,000 of whom had benches to sit on.
In 1987 western stand received new VIP facilities, while in 1993, based on UEFA regulations, terracing was covered with seats, decreasing capacity very much. Thus, to enable hosting of Euro 2000, end zones received second tier seating in 1998, meeting UEFA regulations.
The stadium now houses 29,945 people, but due to safety reasons its size is decreased to 29 022. Only one of the two tenants (Cerlce and Club Brugge) manages to fill the ground, though.
Belgium: Another step forward for Club Brugge
It’s not a decisive move yet but a crucial one. Club Brugge have filed for environmental permit. Without it the desired new 40,000-seater won’t be built. Here’s what’s planned next.
Belgium: Good news for Club Brugge, Cercle less enthusiastic
On Friday the Flemish government has approved a new spatial plan for the future stadium of Cercle Brugge. And yet this became good news mostly for their derby rivals, why?
Belgium: Brugge stadium sunk by Council of State?
Even though the decision concerns a different project, it could kill the hopes of Club Brugge before it could even face regular procedural hurdles. Why? Because the other stadium plan in Bruges was targeted and they're interconnected.
Belgium: Opponents preparing to derail new Club Brugge stadium
Within just two days they collected nearly €5,000 for legal representation. Lawyers are intended to help stop the development of a new 40,000-capacity stadium by Club Brugge.
New design: Club Brugge's plan for domestic dominance
They have the concent, contractors and funding. All they need now is the green light to deliver the 40,000-capacity stadium. In order to ensure the community is heard, Club Brugge made numerous concessions.
Belgium: Club Brugge consults neighbours on new stadium
350 people living in direct vicinity of the Olympia complex attended this week's consultation meeting about the planned 40,000-seater in Bruges. Club Brugge got some mixed reactions and now are more aware of concerns of local residents.
Belgium: New plan for 40,000-seater in Brugge
The leader of Belgian Pro League has been fighting for a new stadium for over a decade now. Finally, there's a new concept on the table and the city of Brugge is already on board. Delivery planned for 2024.
Bruges: Opponents propose new stadium site
The city of Bruges has already declared interest and will evaluate the proposed relocation of new 40,000-seat stadium. It would be moved only 1 kilometer east of the currently earmarked plot.
Belgium: Breakthrough for FC Brugge in 2019?
40,000-seat stadium in the north of Brugge continues to wait for groundbreaking since late 2017. This year it should finally be legally allowed to go ahead, though it's still not clear at this point.
Belgium: Club Brugge again closer to new stadium
The Flemish Government has today approved the new Brugge urban area plan. It paves the way for Club Brugge's 40,000-capacity new stadium. It should be ready in 2022.
Belgium: Great news for Brugge, stadium moves forward
Not only are they celebrating national championship, now Club Brugge received a stadium boost as their environmental impact report was approved. Still, road ahead is long for the desired 40,000-seater.
Belgium: Brugge isn’t getting public support
Club Brugge will have to build their new stadium without public funding. This means a very slight change in financing, but makes a huge difference for… other Belgian football clubs.
Belgium: Club Brugge closer to new stadium
Environmental impact assessment shows there are no critical obstacles that would block Club Brugge’s planned new stadium. The 40,000-seater gets closer to fruition.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
New design: A stadium with 150 apartments inside
They don’t need a stadium for 30,000 people. So Cercle Brugge consider downsizing it and creating up to 150 residential units within the building’s footprint!
10+ Ranking: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?
Belgium: Unusual plans by Club and Cercle Brugge
You may have heard about two clubs building/using one stadium as a compromise. But have you seen a plan in which two clubs want to build two separate stadiums next to each-other and still do it together?
Attendances: Most interesting numbers of 10+ Ranking 2013 (part 1)
Some of you already know them from our facebook account, others may have their very first look at some of Europe's most impressive attendances in football. Part 1 presents clubs that gained/lost most fans last season, as well as clubs that reign their countries in terms of home crowds.