Oscar Vankesbeeck Stadion
|Oscar Vankesbeeck Stadion|
The Oscar Vankesbeesckstadion is a football stadium, located in Mechelen, Belgium, and is host to K.R.C. Mechelen. With a capacity of 13,687, it is the 9th largest football stadium in Belgium in terms of capacity. It is also the largest football stadium in the third division. Rival club KV Mechelen play in the first division, but their Veolia Stadium Achter de Kazerne has a smaller capacity with 13,123.
The stadium, located Oscar Vankesbeeckstraat, is named after Oscar Van Kesbeeck, a Flemish politician, who was chairman of the Belgian Football Association between 1937 and 1943, and a former chairman and player of Racing Mechelen. It is located about 1,5 kilometers far from the Veolia Stadium of rivals KV Mechelen.
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