King Power at Den Dreef Stadium
|King Power at Den Dreef Stadium|
|Den Dreef Stadium in Heverlee (May 2011)|
Leuvens Sportcentrum (until 2002)
|place||Kardinaal Mercierlaan 46 3001 Heverlee , Belgium
|Coordinates||50 ° 52 '6 " N , 4 ° 41' 39.9" E|
The King Power at Den Dreef Stadium is a football stadium in the Belgian city of Heverlee , a sub-municipality of the city of Leuven ( Dutch: Leuven ) in the province of Flemish Brabant , Flanders . The football club Oud-Heverlee Löwen welcomes its opponents in the sports facility. It currently offers 10,020 spectator seats.
The stadium was used as a cycling track for a long time . It was only converted into a football stadium in the late 1960s. In 2002 the stadium was rebuilt, and the spacious stadium with athletics facility became a pure football arena with four separate and covered stands. As a result of the renovation, the athletics track can no longer be used. The opposite stand with standing room was retained from the old stadium. In the first construction phase, the two-story main grandstand was built. Glazed boxes with a view of the playing field are located between the upper and lower tier . This was followed by the two stands behind the goal, almost half of which is available to the guest fans.
For several years now, the Oud-Heverlee Löwen association has been planning to modernize and expand the venue. The first of three phases of the expansion began in December 2015. The goal is a capacity of 12,500 to 13,000 spectators. In July 2016, the stadium was given the sponsorship name of the Dutch energy supply company Eneco . The agreement is intended to improve the stadium in terms of sustainability and climate neutrality . This includes solar panels on the roof of the new grandstand. The association is looking for supporters who want to invest 250 to 500 euros via crowdfunding . Furthermore, a Tesla Powerwall , which stores excess energy, is to be mounted on the stadium and charging stations for electric cars are to be set up in the parking lot .
In May 2017 the Thai King Power International Group became the new owner of the club. At the beginning of August of that year it became known that the new club owner had also named the stadium in Oud-Heverlee Löwen. For the next three years the facility will be called King Power at Den Dreef Stadium . The group also owns the English club Leicester City , whose stadium is called King Power Stadium .
- ohleuven.com: Stadium on the club's website (Dutch)
- stadiumdb.com: King Power at the Dreef Stadium (English)
- stadiumguide.com: Stadium Den Dreef (English)
- groundhopping.de: Visitor report from 2006
- stadionwelt.de: Newer and older pictures of the stadium
- ↑ King Power at Den Dreef. In: ohleuven.com. Oud-Heverlee Leuven , accessed on August 31, 2019 (Dutch).
- ^ Stadium Den Dreef. In: stadiumguide.com. Accessed August 31, 2019 .
- ↑ OHL start met 1ste fase van stadionuitbreiding ( Memento from September 22, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) (Dutch)
- ↑ 'Den Dreef' van OHL is called 'Eneco Stadium'. In: nieuwsblad.be. July 13, 2016, accessed August 31, 2019 (Dutch).
- ↑ Construction pictures of the Eneco stadium. In: stadionwelt.de. July 17, 2016, accessed August 31, 2019 .
- ↑ OH Leuven komt in Thai handen: "Zo snel mogelijk weer naar 1e class A" ( Memento from January 24, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) (Dutch)
- ^ Stadium OH Leuven changed van naam. In: hln.be. August 4, 2017, accessed August 31, 2019 (Dutch).