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
Capacity8.000
Construction
Built1915–1919
Opened14 September 1919 (1919-09-14)
Renovated1926 and 2018
Construction cost600.000 Belgian franc
ArchitectAlbert Callewaert
Tenants
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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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