Stade Joseph Marien

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Joseph Marien stadium
Stade Joseph Marien
Parc Duden
Stade Joseph Marien.JPG
Joseph Marien stadium
Former namesLa Butte
LocationForest, Belgium
Opened14 September 1919 (1919-09-14)
Renovated1926 and 2018
Construction cost600.000 Belgian franc
ArchitectAlbert Callewaert
Royale Union Saint-Gilloise

Stade Joseph Marien is a multi-use stadium in Brussels, Belgium. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. The stadium holds 8,000 [1] and was opened in 1919. It is located within the Duden Park in the municipality of Forest, and its entrance is at one end of the Rue du Stade.


Early construction[edit]

In 1909 Royale Union Saint-Gilloise was offered a site in the Duden Park in Forest, Brussels. Construction started in 1915, during World War I, and ended in 1919. On 14 September 1919 the stadium opened with a friendly game between Royale Union Saint-Gilloise and A.C. Milan.[2]

1920 Summer Olympics[edit]

The stadium hosted some of the football events for the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Date Round Game Result[3] Attendance
1. August, 28 1920 First Round Netherlands Luxembourg  3 – 0 3.000
2. August, 28 1920 First Round Denmark  Spain 0 – 1 3.000
3. August, 29 1920 Quarter Final Czechoslovakia Norway  4 – 0 4.000

1926 renovation[edit]

In 1926, the stadium was renovated after a design by architect Albert Callewaert (1888–1957). At this time it was given the 'Art Deco' facade that holds bas-reliefs by Oscar De Clercq (1892–1968).[2][4]


  1. ^ Joseph Mariënstadion in Sint-Gillis, Het Nieuwsblad, 3 April 2010
  2. ^ a b RUSG (8 January 2017). "Het Joseph Marienstadion".
  3. ^ "Olympic Football Tournament Antwerp 1920 - Matches -".
  4. ^ "Vorst - Dudenpark".

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Coordinates: 50°49′4″N 4°19′45″E / 50.81778°N 4.32917°E / 50.81778; 4.32917