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Hel van Stayen
The Stayen in March 2016
The Stayen in March 2016
Earlier names

Gemeentelijk Stadion Staaien (1944–2009)

place Tiensesteenweg 223 3800 Sint-Truiden , Belgium
Coordinates 50 ° 48 '48 "  N , 5 ° 9' 59"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 48 '48 "  N , 5 ° 9' 59"  E
opening 1927
Renovations 1949, 1983, 1988, 1990, 2003, 2008-2010, 2014
surface artificial grass
capacity 12,500 seats
17,850 seats (maximum)
playing area 105 × 68 m
  • Games of VV St. Truiden

The Stayen is the football stadium of the Belgian football club VV St. Truiden . The city of Sint-Truiden is located in the Hespengau region of the Flemish province of Limburg . The stadium is also called Hel van Stayen ( German  Hell of Stayen ). The venue now offers fans 12,500 seats and can be expanded to a maximum of 17,850 seats.


After the club, founded in 1924, first played on the soccer fields on Tongersesteenweg and Montenakenweg ; The then director of the Mellaerts sugar factory, Alfred Wauters, had a new soccer field built on the factory site in 1927. A grandstand was built after the first season. During the Second World War , the stadium was destroyed by an air raid on August 24, 1944 .

After the reconstruction in 1949, the facility had a roofed grandstand with 600 seats. In the 1952/53 season, the standing room was expanded and showers were installed in the changing rooms. In the 1965/66 season, VV St. Truiden came second in the first division and over 20,000 people came to the stadium to play against eventual champions RSC Anderlecht . In 1982 the system received a new floodlight system and in 1983 a new standing room was built on the premises of the cafeteria.

After returning to the first division in 1987, the stadium was completely renovated in 1988. In 1990 a new grandstand was added. A standing room became a seating area with 5,000 seats. The stadium has been under renovation for 35 million since 2008 . The renovation should be completed at the beginning of the 2010/11 season.

For the 2011/12 season, artificial turf was laid in the stadium in July 2011 . This makes it the first stadium with artificial green in the Jupiler Pro League .

After the renovation in three phases (2003, 2009, 2014), Stayen is a modern football stadium. The stadium complex includes conference rooms, an event hall, retail stores with a total of 12,000 square meters of retail space, offices, restaurants and cafés, a fitness studio and the three-star Hotel Stayen with 77 rooms, 21 stadium boxes and 20 rooms with a view of the stadium.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Stayen (Dutch, French)
  2. History of the stadium ( Memento from March 25, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) (Dutch)
  3. First artificial turf in Jupiler Pro League article from July 28, 2011
  4. New seats for the Stayen Stadium in Belgium Article from May 27, 2014