Club: KV Kortrijk | Opening: 1947 | Capacity: 9,399 (3,650 standing)
History and description
The Guldensporenstadion got built right after the end of the Second World War. It officially opened on the 17th of August 1947.
The stadium underwent a few changes in the 1980s, when first the two stands behind the goals got renovated and next a new main stand was built. Capacity after the building was about 15,000 places.
This got reduced again in the late 1990s when one of the stands had decayed to the point that it had to get demolished. It took a decade for the stand to get replaced by a new one, which finally happened in 2008.
The Guldensporenstadion is located just north-west of Kortrijk’s city centre and train station. Walking from the train station to the stadium will take about 15 minutes, as will walking from Kortrijk’s central square, the Grote Markt.
There is regular direct train service to Kortrijk from Gent, Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, and French city Lille.
Instead of walking, one can also catch a bus from the train station to the stadium. Take either bus 4 (to Heule), 40 (to Menen), or 61 (to Ardooie), and get off at stop Kortrijk Stadion (line 4), or stop Kortrijk Meensepoort (line 40 and 61). On matchdays line 4 is the best alternative. The ride will only take 5 to 8 minutes.
By car, coming from the E17 motorway (which runs south of the city), take the exit for R8 Kortrijk, and then follow for R8 Kortrijk-West. Follow the R8 ring road for a few kilometres until exit 11 Bissegem. From there follow the signs to the Guldensporenstadion.
Address: Moorseelsestraat 111 B, 8500 Kortrijk
Tickets for KV Kortrijk games can be bought at the club office at the stadium, or at the information desk of shopping mall Ring Shopping (in the north of Kortrijk).
Match tickets fall into two pricing categories. A ticket for the standing areas at a regular match costs €12.00, whereas a seat ranges in price from €15.00 to €30.00.
Prices are increased for 6 high-profile matches, resulting in a standing ticket costing €15.00 and a seat ranging from €20.00 to €40.00.
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