Jan Breydel Stadion - Club Brugge & Cercle Brugge Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: July 22, 2021

Aerial view of Jan Breydel Stadion

Jan Breydel Stadium is a multi-purpose football stadium located in the popular tourist destination of Bruges which belongs to the West Flanders province. Home to two top-flight Belgian football teams, Cercle Brugge K.S.V and Club Brugge KV, the ground first opened in 1975 and has a current capacity of 29,472.

Club Brugge & Cercle Brugge Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Overview
Teams:Club Brugge & Cercle Brugge
Opened:1975
Capacity:29,062
Address: Koning Leopold III-laan 50, Bruges, West Flanders, 8200
Pitch Size:105 x 68m
Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Breydel_Stadium
Stadium Names
Names:Jan Breydel Stadium (English)
Former Names:Olympiastadion (1975-1998)
Construction Details
Broke Ground:1975
Expanded:1998

Jan Breydel Stadion History

Jan Breydel is a municipality owned stadium first built in 1975 and named after a fourteenth century Flemish Folk hero. Originally opening as the Olympiastadion, it began life as a multi-purpose sports arena but with football proving to be the most popular sport and Belgium being awarded the right to co-host the Euro 2000 tournament with Netherlands, the running track was eventually removed to make the ground more intimate for soccer fans.

With a few high-profile stadium disasters across Europe. UEFA encouraged stadiums to become all-seaters and in 1993 Jan Breydel was largely converted which reduced the capacity down to 18,000. A few years later in 1995 when Brugge found out that it would be a host city for the Euros, this downsize was immediately irrelevant and the Jan Breydel Stadion was expanded to 30,000 in time for the tournament, albeit all seating.

During the tournament Jan Breydel hosted thee group matches in addition to the quarter final match between Spain and eventual tournament winners France, who had just come off hosting and winning the 1998 World Cup. The stadium was famous in Belgium at the time for being the first football ground in the country to have its name displayed within the stands via use of contrasting coloured seats, which were arranged within the North Stand.

After the success of the tournament the new larger capacity remained unlike in the Stade du Pays de Charleroi which also hosted matches, with further renovations driven by both resident clubs rather than the local council as was the case prior to Euro 2000. Improvements include under-soil heating, two new LED screens and better corporate match day hospitality facilities.

Exterior of Jan Breydel Stadion

View of Jan Breydel Stadion

Club Brugge Info

Full Name:Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging
Rivals:Cercle Brugge (Bruges Derby), Anderlecht, Standard Liege, Ghent, Antwerp
Founded:1891
Team Colours:Black and Blue
Nicknames:Blauw-Zwart (Blue-Black), FCB, FC Bruges
Former Stadiums:Albert Dyserynck Stadium (1912-1975)
Famous Players:Carlos Bacca, Simon Mignolet, Ivan Perišić, Thomas Meunier, Olivier De Cock
Famous Managers:Trond Sollied, Michel Preud'homme, Philippe Clement
Team Goalscorer:Raoul Lambert (267)
Most Appearances:Franky Van der Elst (615)
Official Website:https://www.clubbrugge.be/nl
Team Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club_Brugge_KV

Jan Breydel Stadion Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Club Brugge & Cercle Brugge's Jan Breydel Stadion:

Seating chart of Jan Breydel Stadium

Stand Photos

Jan Breydel is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

Matchday Experience

Jan Breydel Stadion Away Section

Away fans are usually housed within the second tier of the south-east corner.

Best Pubs near ground

In addition to the popular bars in the city centre there is the FCB Kaffee located north-west of the stadium, and the Zuid Lounge bar just south of the ground.

Club Brugge & Cercle Brugge Club Shop

Exterior of Club Brugge club shop

Club Brugge & Cercle Brugge Club Shop

Club Brugge operate a store at the stadium in addition to their own online shop known simply as The Club Shop.

Opening hours

  • Monday: 14.00 pm – 6.00 pm
  • Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 – 6.00 pm
  • Saturday: 9.00 – 5.00 pm
  • Sunday: closed

On matchdays the club shop usually opens 2 hours before kick-off and up to 1 hour after the full time whistle. For more information or to confirm opening times you could always phone the store on 050/38.12.38 or send an email to [email protected]

Can you take a stadium Tour?

It doesn’t appear as if either Cercle or Club Brugge offer stadium tours of Jan Breydel. If this changes in the future we’ll be sure to update this section.

How to buy Club Brugge & Cercle Brugge Tickets

Tickets to see Club Brugge in action can be purchased from each stand at Jan Breydel stadium on matchdays providing there tickets remain, from the ticket office during the week leading up to the match, and online from the club’s website.

Prices for Jupiler League matches are as follows:

North Stand

  • Upper: €20.00, €25.00*
  • Lower: €15.00, €20.00*

East Stand

  • Upper: €35.00, €50.00*
  • Lower: €20.00, €25.00*

South Stand

  • Upper: €20.00,  €25.00*
  • Lower: €15.00, €20.00*
  • Youth: €10.00

West Stand

  • Upper: €40.00, €6-.00*
  • Lower: €20.00, €25.00*

*the second figure denotes the premium pricing category which is reserved for the high profile matches. Usually this is Anderlecht, Racing Genk, AA Gent, Standard and Cercle Brugge.

How to get to Jan Breydel Stadion

Where is Jan Breydel Stadion?

Stadion Jan Breydel is approximately 4 km west of Bruge’s historic centre. Whilst walkable within the best part of an hour, many fans prefer to take some form of public transport outlined below.


Driving

The Stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:

  • Koning Leopold III-laan 50, 8200 Bruges, Belgium

Car Parks

Although located out of town parking at Jan Breytdelstadion remains very limited which means you may wish to ditch you car in the city centre, and take the bus.

Train - Public Transport

Brugge Railway Station sits south-west of the city centre around 3.2 km from the stadium. Whilst it is great for travelling around Flanders, Belgium and Europe, there aren’t any services which will take you to Jan Breydel as the city is deemed too small.

Brugge Train Station

Public Transport of Jan Breydel Stadion

Airports and Flying

As Belgium is a very compact country you might not be surprised to find that Bruges lacks its own airport. Instead most of the country’s flights come in and out of Brussels International Airport, which can be accessed via a purpose built train station in no more than 1 hour and 20 minutes from Bruges.

Hotels Near Jan Breydel Stadion

The closest hotel to the stadium is arguably the Hotel Olympia at around 2.8 miles away, however as this is so close to the city centre you may as well look for something more picturesque. Just across the other side of the Vesten canal/river there are numerous hotels which are more than affordable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Jan Breydel Stadion?

Belgian side Club Brugge & Cercle Brugge play their home matches at Jan Breydel Stadion.

What is the capacity of Jan Breydel Stadion?

As of 2021 Jan Breydel Stadion has an official seating capacity of 29,062 for Football matches.

When was Jan Breydel Stadion opened?

Jan Breydel Stadion officially opened in 1975 and is home to Club Brugge & Cercle Brugge

What is the postcode for Jan Breydel Stadion?

The postcode for Jan Breydel Stadion is 8200.

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Jan Breydel Stadion in 2021. Please visit the official website of Club Brugge & Cercle Brugge for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

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