Olympisch Stadion (Antwerp)

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Olympisch Stadion
Het Kiel
Olympisch Stadion Antwerp 2.jpg
Location Antwerp, Belgium
Capacity 12,771
Surface Grass
Opened 1920
Tenants
FCO Beerschot Wilrijk
Olympisch Stadion in 1920

The Olympisch Stadion (Dutch pronunciation: [oːˈlɪmpis ˈstaːdiˌjɔn]) or Kielstadion[1] [ˈki:lstaːdiˌjɔn]) 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, weightlifting and korfball (demonstration) events.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Following the olympics it was converted to a football stadium. Its current tenant is FCO Beerschot Wilrijk, a Belgian football club. There are no remnants of the olympic athletics track.

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. 

External links[edit]

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