Ghelamco Arena (Arteveldestadion), Ghent

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The Ghelamco Arena is a multi-use stadium in Ghent, Belgium. It hosts the home matches of football club K.A.A. Gent and was officially opened on July 17, 2013, making it the first new-built Belgian football stadium since 1974.The stadium seats 20,000 and replaced the Jules Ottenstadion, which had been Gent's home since 1920. The stadium hosted its first competitive match on 4 August 2013, when Gent won 2-1 over KV Mechelen.HistoryConstructionOn 12 May 2003 then-alderman of Ghent Daniël Termont announced that as from the season 2006/07 the new stadium of KAA Gent would be situated on the site of the Groothandelsmarkt (Trade Market), near the R4 and the Ringvaart and close to the E17 and E40 motorways. The stadium would be given the name of Arteveldestadion (after Jacob van Artevelde) and should help in the further growth of the team. Due to multiple problems, including issued building permits and financial difficulties, it would take until 18 September 2008 before the official foundation stone could be laid by meanwhile mayor Daniël Termont and president of KAA Gent Ivan De Witte.In 2009 new problems concerning the financing of the stadium became public. In June 2010, the city of Ghent announced that it had come to a definitive agreement with real estate developer Ghelamco about the construction and exploitation of the stadium. After approval of the adapted lease agreement in the city council, which was realized during the meeting of October 2010, the construction works were started immediately. They were scheduled to be finished before the start of the 2012–13 Belgian Pro League, but were delayed one more year.
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  • Nice Stadium located on the outskirts of the city of Ghent, very modern. In the building other businesses of different activities are complicating is to find the entrance. Security personnel was very helpful in allowing us to enter to watch it while the day was closed.
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  • This is a beautiful football stadium where Ghent and vast environment very proud about. In our country you will find there so no second. Really worth a visit.
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  • Of the ACE, top match.. just a pity the traffic chaos around the stadium. So many supporters came too late and was the sit down long after the match. Generally one of the most beautiful stadiums in the Benelux.
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  • Very unique building consisting of both a football stadium and a business center. It is only a shame that the windows of the business center will be sealed off during football matches, so the matches can't be watched from the business center area. On the other hand, this way one won't get distracted from working.
  • This is definitely thé refference for football-temples to be build in Belgium. In 2016 there is no place in Belgium meeting this standards. Home support has grown a lot since having moved to this new haven. Unfortunately modern football takes its toll when talking about athmospere: terraces of KAA Gent supporters are equipped with enhanced microphones amplifying home support and giving visitors a disadvantage. Catering personnel is friendly, but quality of presented snacks is beneath Belgium standards and expensive. Parking facilities for visitors are very limited, as well are the possibilies for reaching the stadion.
  • Praise Hein! He is a true God! Sven and Laurent are the best Futbol players in the world. Screw the children. Gent Futbol lives on!
  • Modern 20,000 seat football stadium of first division club KAA Gent. Includes office, meeting spaces, restaurants and retail. Good public transport connections.
  • Beautifull brandnew (2014) soccer stadium. Outside shell lighting adapts to local and international events (pink ribbon day, ...). Also houses a gym and a supermarket.