Rainbow stadium

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Rainbow stadium
Le Gaverbeek
The rainbow stadium in Waregem (2007)
The rainbow stadium in Waregem (2007)
place Zuiderlaan 14 8790 Waregem , Belgium
Coordinates 50 ° 52 '59.3 "  N , 3 ° 25' 44.4"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 52 '59.3 "  N , 3 ° 25' 44.4"  E
owner City of Waregem
opening 1957
Renovations 2014-2017
surface Natural grass
architect Goedefroo + Goedefroo architecten
capacity 12,250 seats

The Regenboogstadion is a football stadium in the Belgian city ​​of Waregem . Waregem is located in the Flemish province of West Flanders . In 1957 the UCI Road World Championships were held in Waregem and the stadium was the destination. The stadium name is derived from this: The winner of the world championship gets the rainbow jersey .


The opening of the arena took place in 1957. Today the stadium consists of three stands. In the past, standing room in the curves was also used; after the promotion to the first division in 2005, however, they were closed and walls with advertising boards were put up. The floodlight system is integrated into the roofs of the spectator stands. The stadium offered seats for up to 20,000 spectators.

The stadium currently offers 12,250 seats on its stands.

  • Grandstand 1: 3,823 seats
  • Grandstand 2: 2,710 standing places
  • Grandstand 3: 2,540 seats
  • Tribune 4: 2,215 seats plus 962 seats for the guest fans

For a few years there have been plans to convert the sports facility into a multifunctional football stadium with a complete renovation. Construction began in 2014. The capacity should initially be 13,500 to 14,000 places, if necessary the facility can be expanded to 17,000 to 20,000 places. The construction is financed by the city of Waregem and some entrepreneurs. In addition to the sports complex, there are 120 apartments, a hotel, a shopping center and leisure facilities such as a fitness center and bowling alley. Construction will take place in several stages and be completed around 2017.


Web links

Commons : Regenboogstadion  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. essevee.be: Stadium capacity ( memento of the original from April 2, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Dutch) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.essevee.be
  2. stadiumdb.com: Announcement about planned stadium construction (Dutch)