The Bosuilstadion has been the home of Royal Antwerp since it opened in 1923. The stadium was built to replace the club’s home at Broodstraat which the club had outgrown.
The stadium officially opened on the 1st November 1923, with a friendly international between Belgium and England that finished 2-2. Belgium international matches were regularly held at the venue, often against the Netherlands. However the last international match was in 1988, which was a 2-1 loss to Brazil.
The initial capacity of the stadium was 30,000 which did rise to 60,000 in the 1950s. However the state of Bosuilstadion has deteriorated over the years, which did result in the stadium being briefly closed in 1997 due to its poor condition. Antwerp ultimately missed out hosting any matches at UEFA Euro 2000. The stadium has undergone major renovations between 2017 and 2020, which saw the redevelopment of several stands.
Tenants: Royal Antwerp (Belgian Pro League)
Tickets at Bosuilstadion
Royal Antwerp tickets are available to purchase in advance from the Clubshop at the stadium or at the gates on matchdays. Further information is available on the official website here.
Location & Travel to Bosuilstadion
The Bosuilstadion is located approximately 6 kilometres to the east of Antwerp’s city centre, in the north of Belgium.
Airport: The closest international airport is Antwerp International Airport, 6 kilometres south of the city. The airport has a small number of flights to European destinations, with the city reachable by bus.
The larger Brussels Airport is just 40 kilometres away and is the busiest airport in Belgium. It offers a number of flights across Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. Antwerp is reachable by train via the station located at the airport.
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Train: Antwerpen-Centraal is the main rail station in the city, with services across Belgium as well as to Amsterdam and Paris. The station is about 4 kilometres from the stadium, with the best way of connecting via tram (see below).
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Tram: The easiest way of reaching the stadium from the city is by Tram line 5. Take the tram towards Wim Saerensplein for 20 minutes, and get off at Deurne Antwerp Stadion which is just a few minutes walk away.