The old stadium of Rapid Spouwen is seemingly deserted on this Sunday morning. Not entirely surprising because after Rapid Spouwen and Gold Star Mopertingen merged in 2002 the stadium on the Riemstersteenweg was abandoned for the more modern accommodations in Mopertingen. The pitches in Spouwen are being used by the youth teams but talks are ongoing to bring those as well to Mopertingen and that would mean the end for this small authentic Stadium.
He recalls the years that Rapid was a big name in this part of Limburg. Because of the money from the President pumped into the club they could buy players from other, sometimes larger clubs and Rapid quickly climbed through the Provincial Divisions and became a fixture in the the Third National Division.
Unfortunately, like so many small clubs that depend on one man, the fairy tale did not last and Rapid Spouwen slumped back to the Provincial Divisions.
The merger with Mopertingen to Spouwen-Mopertingen did breathe new life into the club. In the first year of their existence, the club again climbed up to the Fourth National Division and they currently reside in the Second National Amateur Division.