Achter de Kazerne

The AFAS Stadion is a football stadium in Mechelen, Belgium. It is used for football matches and is the home ground of KV Mechelen. Currently, the ground has a capacity of 16,672. The stadium is called Achter de Kazerne, which means "Behind the Army Barracks". It is called this because the stadium was once located behind an army base.

AFAS Stadion
Achter de Kazerne
AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne.jpg
Achter de Kazerne in 2018
LocationKleine Nieuwedijk 53, Mechelen, Belgium
Capacity16,672[1]
Construction
Renovated2015–2020
Tenants
KV Mechelen

In the past it was called Scarletstadion (2003–2006) after the stadium's sponsor Scarlet. It was the first commercialised stadium name 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] A major reconstruction of the stadium started in 2015.[4]

AZ, a team from Alkmaar, Netherlands, also plays in 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AFAS Stadion, dé thuis van KV Mechelen".
  2. ^ KV Mechelen geeft stadion nieuwe naam, gva.be, 19 september 2009
  3. ^ "Stadion Rondleidingen".
  4. ^ "New construction: Express delivery in Mechelen". stadiumdb.com. 1 April 2016.

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