The King Baudouin stadium of Brussels !

Well I really love all sports and watch on TV even pétanque and darts competitions …I am sure not the only one around here… When in cities love to find them and in Brussels there was no exception. Even if could not get close enough, the idea of having a picture of the Stade Roi Baudouin stadium of Brussels prompted me to write this post. Hope you enjoy it as I.

The Roi Baudouin Stadium, first called Centenary Stadium and sometimes Jubilee Stadium before 1945 and then Heysel Stadium until 1993, is a multi-sport stadium, often referred to as the “National Stadium”. The stadium is located in Brussels on the Heysel plateau, on the territory of the Laeken section. It rubs shoulders with the Atomium , the Brussels exhibition center, Kinepolis, Océade and Mini-Europe. The Royal Belgian Union of Association Football Societies and the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee have their headquarters nearby.

bru stade roi Baudouin 2010

A bit of history I like, tells us that in 1926, the Belgian State ceded to the city of Brussels many lands close to the royal property of Laeken and having belonged to King Leopold II. The city of Brussels decides to erect a new exhibition complex of international stature there, in order to replace the Cinquantenaire park which has become too cramped ,The Centenaire stadium, the first version of the King Baudouin stadium, was inaugurated on August 23, 1930 by the Prince Leopold at the World Track Cycling Championships. Following the Heysel tragedy in 1985, and in order to host Euro 2000, the city of Brussels and the Belgian State completely renovated the stadium during the early 1990s. Once again, the stadium’s destiny was linked to that of the royal family, in fact, in 1993, King Baudouin I died and it was decided that the new den of the Red Devils would bear his name: the King Baudouin stadium.

The stadium renovation project for 2022 which bears the name of “Golden Generation Arena”, enjoys the support of UEFA and the IAAF, as well as all the political parties of the country, In February 2021, the The stadium’s renovation deadline was set at 2027. The site is served by line 6 of the Brussels metro at Heysel or Roi Bauduoin stations, Tram 7 (Heysel stop), Tram 9,51,93 (Stade stop) and Tram 9 (stop King Baudouin). By road the best is to get on the ring road of Brussels R20 Bd Leopold II and get your bearing gps on stadium king Baudouin. The picture I have above is from the top of the Atomium (see post) which is nearby. 

The site also includes a second stadium Stade Victor Boin, which retains the familiar nickname “Petit Heysel”, although its architecture has nothing to do with the main stadium.

The official Stade Roi Baudouin :

The City of Brussels on sports installations :

There you go folks, a nice stopover in pretty Brussels, and see a wonderful sporting facility, the Stade Roi Baudouin stadium. An off the beaten path visit and worth it me think. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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4 Comments to “The King Baudouin stadium of Brussels !”

  1. I once scored a penalty in that goal. The highlight of my football career ha ha.

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  2. I’ve never been inside 🙈.

    Liked by 1 person

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