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: 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.