Jef Mermansstadion, Merksem

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The stadium of SC Merksem bears the name of the greatest footballer who ever graced this suburb of Antwerp. Jef Mermans came back to his old stomping grounds aged 35 and after 15 seasons and 249 goals for Belgian giants Anderlecht. He would still play … Continued

Providence Park, Portland, Or., United States

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Construction: 1926 (extended and renovated in 1956, 1982, 2001 and 2011) Nicknames: The House Of Pane Previous names: Multnomah Civic Stadium, Civic Stadium, PGE Park, Jeld-Wen Field Current occupants: Portland Timbers (MLS), Portland Thorns (NWSL), Portland State University Vikings Previous occupants: … Continued

Memorial Stadium, Seattle, Wa., United States

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Clubs: Seattle Reign FC (NWSL), Seattle Cascades (AUDL – Ultimate Frisbee), Seattle School District Constructed: 1947 Capacity: 12.000 (17.000 in 1974 and 1975 ) Interesting facts: 1962 Opening ceremony Seattle World Fair 1967 First High School stadium using Astro turf Finish of the Seattle … Continued

Lyrastadion, Lier

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Club: TSV Lyra Constructed: 1921 Current Capacity: 3.500 Maximum Capacity: 10.000 Much like in the neighbouring Mechelen the Lierse football landscape is divided into a “Catholic” and a “Liberal” camp. Where in Mechelen the Liberal Racing is clearly the underdog, in … Continued

Heysel II, Brussels

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Clubs: Racing Jet de Bruxelles (1970-1988), FC Atlas (’90s), RSC Anderlecht/Ladies ‘71 Perhaps inspiration was running low when they were brainstorming a possible name for this cozy Stadium. The Heysel II “or” “Small Heysel” is literally in the shadow of … Continued

Konijnenpijp, Lutlommel

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Lutlommel VV is a relative newcomer to the national stage. Founded in 1938, the team from the Lommel hamlet played until 2010 in the Provincial Divisions. In that season (09-10) the club won the First Provincial Division Limburg and gains … Continued

De Visputten, Hoboken

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Club: KSK Hoboken (till Dec. 2004), RVC Hoboken (from 2005) Capacity: 3.450 Probably nowhere else in the country are two football stadiums as close together as in the Antwerp district Hoboken. Here Racing VC Hoboken and KSC Maccabi literally play in … Continued