AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne

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AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
Achter de Kazerne
Achter De Kazerne Oud.jpg
Full name AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
Location Kleine Nieuwedijk 53,[1] Mechelen, Belgium
Capacity 16,700
Tenants
KV Mechelen

The AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne is a football stadium in Mechelen, Belgium. It is used for football matches and is the home ground of KV Mechelen. The stadium holds 16,700. The stadium is called Achter de Kazerne, which means the same as "Behind the Army Barracks". It is called this way because one time the stadium was located behind an army base. Years have gone by and the army base has disappeared but over time people kept calling it Achter de Kazerne.[citation needed]

In the past it was called Scarletstadion (2003-2006) due to sponsorship of Scarlet. It was the first commercialized stadium-name use in Belgium. After this, Veolia took over the deal (2006-2009) followed by Argos Oil until May 2015. AFAS Software started with a sponsorship deal and is currently the name-holder of Achter de Kazerne.[2][3] Currently the ground has a capacity of over 18,500.[citation needed]

AZ, a team from Alkmaar, Netherlands, also plays is an AFAS-sponsored stadium. See AFAS Stadion.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 51°02′14″N 4°29′11″E / 51.037184°N 4.486397°E / 51.037184; 4.486397

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-16. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  2. ^ KV Mechelen geeft stadion nieuwe naam, gva.be, 19 september 2009
  3. ^ KV Mechelen Stadion

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