Stade de la Neuville
|Clubs||Royal Olympic Club de Charleroi-Marchienne|
|Renovations||1937, 1992, 2008, 2010|
|Address||rue Neuve 75a, 6061 Montignies-sur-Sambre, Charleroi|
Stade de la Neuville – stadium description
One of the most famous grounds in Belgium and oldest that still exist. Built in 1920 it now looks like it did in 1937, when redevelopment was needed after Olympic de Charleroi first advanced to domestic top tier.
Numerous renovations were cosmetic – even the business section created in 1992 exists within the historical structure. In the 21st Century the ground has been constantly dilapidating. In 2008 one end stand had to be torn down for safety reasons, floodlight was found incompliant the same year, while in 2010 roof over one side fell down and needed repairs.
Interestingly, this venue stands just 500 metres away from Stade du Pays de Charleroi, home of Olympic’s main rivals.