Olympisch Stadion (Antwerp)

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Olympisch Stadion
Het Kiel
Location Antwerp, Belgium
Opened 1920
Surface Grass
Capacity 12,771
Tenants
FCO Beerschot Wilrijk

The Olympisch Stadion (Dutch pronunciation: [o.ˈlɪm.pi.ˈstaː.di.ˌjɔn]) or Kielstadion[1] [ˈkiɫ.staː.di.ˌjɔn]) was built as the main stadium for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. For those games, it hosted the athletics, equestrian, field hockey, football, gymnastics, modern pentathlon, rugby union, tug of war, and weightlifting events.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] It is currently used as the home ground of FCO Beerschot Wilrijk, a Belgian football club.

It is possible that Archibald Leitch was involved in the design of the stadium having made several visits prior to the Games.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inglis, Simon (1990). The Football Grounds of Europe. p. 69. ISBN 0-00-218305-6. 
  2. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics athletics. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 28 November 2011.
  3. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics equestrian. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 28 November 2011.
  4. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics men's field hockey. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 28 November 2011.
  5. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics football. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 28 November 2011.
  6. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics gymnastics. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 28 November 2011.
  7. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics modern pentathlon. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 28 November 2011.
  8. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics rugby union. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 28 November 2011.
  9. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics tug of war. Sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 28 November 2011.
  10. ^ 1920 Summer Olympics weightlifting. Sports-reference.com (29 August 1920). Retrieved on 28 November 2011.
  11. ^ Inglis, Simon (2005). Engineering Archie: Archibald Leitch – Football Ground Designer. English Heritage. p. 190. ISBN 1-85074-918-3. 

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Preceded by
Stockholms Olympiastadion
Stockholm
Summer Olympics
Main Venue (Olympisch Stadion)

1920
Succeeded by
Stade de Colombes
Paris
Preceded by
Stockholms Olympiastadion
Stockholm
Olympic Athletics competitions
Main Venue

1920
Succeeded by
Stade de Colombes
Paris
Preceded by
Stockholms Olympiastadion
Stockholm
Summer Olympics
Football Men's Finals (Olympisch Stadion)

1920
Succeeded by
Stade de Colombes
Paris

Coordinates: 51°11′06″N 4°22′56″E / 51.18500°N 4.38222°E / 51.18500; 4.38222