Stade du Pays de Charleroi

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Stade du Pays de Charleroi
The Stade du Pays de Charleroi in July 2015
The Stade du Pays de Charleroi in July 2015
Earlier names

Stade du Mambourg (1939–1999)

place Boulevard Zoé Drion 19 6000 Charleroi , Belgium
Coordinates 50 ° 24 '52.2 "  N , 4 ° 27' 13.7"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 24 '52.2 "  N , 4 ° 27' 13.7"  E
owner City of Charleroi
opening March 5, 1939
May 24, 1999
First game March 5, 1939
Sporting Charleroi - US Center 2-1.
May 24, 1999
Sporting Charleroi - FC Metz
Renovations 2012-2014
surface Natural grass
capacity 14,891 seats
The Stade du Pays de Charleroi in April 2011

The Stade du Pays de Charleroi is a football stadium in the Walloon city ​​of Charleroi in Belgium . The football club Sporting Charleroi plays its home games here. It currently offers 14,891 places.


Football has been played on the site of the stadium since 1923, but the stadium was not built until the late 1930s. On March 5, 1939, the sports facility was opened under the name Stade du Mambourg . At the inauguration, Sporting Charleroi met US Center and won 2-1 goals. Until the 1980s, the Stade du Mambourg consisted of a small seating area, a covered standing room area on the opposite side and two small standing room stands behind the goals. This changed with the new construction of the main grandstand, which still exists today and extends over the entire length of the field.

The stadium was renovated and expanded for the European Football Championship in 2000 , and at that time it held around 30,000 spectators. The ceremonial reopening took place on May 24, 1999, when Sporting Charleroi played against FC Metz . Along with the opening, the facility was renamed Stade du Pays de Charleroi .

Since the number of visitors to Sporting Charleroi in the league is much lower, the capacity was reduced to 24,891 after the European Championship tournament. The 2003 Belgian Cup winners , RAA La Louvière , competed in the 2003/04 UEFA Cup and faced the Benfica side in the first round . For the first leg on September 24, 2003 they moved to the Stade du Pays de Charleroi. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

During renovations from 2012 to 2014, the stadium was reduced to a capacity of around 14,000 spectators. The upper tiers of the back-end stands and the back straight have been removed and temporarily roofed over. According to the association, work will be carried out on the installation of a permanent roof for the three tiers in the 2015/16 season.

EURO 2000 matches in Charleroi

During the European football championship in 2000 three games of groups A and C took place in Charleroi.

International matches

The Belgian national football team visited the Stade du Mambourg and Stade du Pays de Charleroi four times for a World Cup qualifier and three friendly matches.

Web links

Commons : Stade du Pays de Charleroi  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b data and pictures of the stadium
  2. data and history to the stadium (English)
  3. Match report RAA La Louvière against Benfica Lisbon
  4. Seat dismantling completed Article dated August 11, 2014
  5. As of August 11, 2014