Gulden Spore Stadium

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Gulden Spore Stadium
place BelgiumBelgium Kortrijk , Belgium
Coordinates 50 ° 49 '49 "  N , 3 ° 14' 55"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 49 '49 "  N , 3 ° 14' 55"  E
owner City of Kortrijk
opening 17th August 1947
Renovations 1988, 2008
surface Natural grass
architect Maurice Delahousse
capacity 9,399 seats
  • KV Kortrijk's games

The Guldensporenstadion ( German  Goldspore Stadium ) is a city-owned football stadium in the Belgian city ​​of Kortrijk , in the Flemish province of West Flanders . The name goes back to the golden battle of the spurs at Kortrijk in 1302 between Flanders and France .

Shortly after the Second World War on May 10, 1946, the decision was made to demolish the ailing grandstand in Kortrijk and build a new stadium. Understandably, it was difficult to find the money and building materials in those times. So it came down to a lot of volunteer work and donations. The engineer Maurice Delahousse from the engineering company Stabilis NV designed the stadium. The Vanhee brothers were then responsible for the construction work. At that time, the construction cost 2 million fr (today the equivalent of around 50,000 ) and took about 15 months. The opening of the sports facility was celebrated in mid-August 1947.

In January 1988 the old spectator tier was demolished and replaced by a new grandstand. This was a consequence of the Heysel disaster in May 1985; whereupon the safety standards in Belgian stadiums were raised. On August 17, 1988, the new main grandstand was opened; then the construction of the other three stands began. The cost of 72 million fr was shared between the city (55 million fr) and the association (17 million fr). After that, the stadium had a capacity of 15,000 seats.

Over the years the space available at the sports facility has decreased. A rear stand had to be closed because of concrete cancer and so the venue only had 6,896 seats. In 2008 the facility was renovated.

Today the stadium offers 9,399 seats (5,749 of which are seats) on four covered stands.

  • Grandstand 1 (main grandstand): 1,402 seats; 334 business seats; 146 VIP box seats (10 boxes)
  • Grandstand 2 (rear grandstand): 3,650 standing places
  • Grandstand 3 (opposite stand): 1,667 seats
  • Grandstand 4 (rear grandstand): 2,200 seats

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Page with pictures and a detailed history of the stadium ( Memento of the original from March 31, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Dutch)  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Data on the stadium
  3. According to the KV Kortrijk homepage