Club: Oud-Heverlee Leuven | Opening: 1960s | Capacity: 9,313 (2,965 standing)
History and description
The site of Stadion Den Dreef had long been in use as a cycling track, but in the late 1960s was turned into a modest football stadium.
The stadium became the home of Oud-Heverlee Leuven after they were formed in a merger of three clubs in 2002. In the next years, Stadion Den Dreef got almost completely rebuilt with a new main stand and makeshift stands built over the athletics track.
The main stand got further extended in 2012, adding another 800 seats to the ground.
Oud-Heverlee Leuven have tentative plans to build a complete new stadium, but it is expected that these only will materialise after they have established themselves as a top league side.
Stadion Den Dreef is located south of Leuven’s city centre. The walk from the central market square (Grote Markt) takes about 15 minutes, that from the railway station 10 to 15 minutes more.
If arriving by car, the stadium is best reached from the E314 motorway, which connects with the E40 south-west of the city. Take exit 15 toward Leuven, and follow the N264 into the city. After about 3 kilometres turn right onto Leuven’s ring road toward the N3 Tienen. The entrance to the stadium lies 500 metres ahead on the right side of the road.
From the railway station, one can catch either bus 1 or 2 to get to the stadium. Take the bus in the direction of Heverlee and get off at stop Naamse Poort. Line 337 and 616 are alternatives.
Address: Kardinaal Mercierlaan 46, 3001 Heverlee
Tickets for O-H Leuven games can be bought online, or at the club office at the stadium.
Tickets are generally also available at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day of the match, though Leuven may sell out the occasional high-profile game.
Ticket prices range from €20.00 for a seat behind the goal to €35.00 for a central lower-tier seat at the main stand. A ticket for the standing section costs €15.00.
Prices are increased with €5.00 for five high-profile matches.
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