Jan Breydel Football Stadium in Bruges Belgium
Club Brugge KV is based at the Jan Breydel football stadium, located in the medieval city of Bruges in Belgium. It’s one of most succesful football clubs in Belgium, together with RSC Anderlecht and Standard de Liège, and plays in the Belgian Pro League.
The stadium has 30,000 seats and was built in 1975. It is named after Jan Breydel, an instigator of the Bruges Matins, the insurgent that lead to the Battle of the Golden Spurs.
During the Euro 2000 tournament the Jan Breydel Stadion hosted three group matches and the quarter-final between France and Spain.
Location of Jan Breydel Stadium : the football ground is located in the western part of Bruges Belgium, about 3,5km of the old historic centre of Bruges.
Clubs — Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging or FC Bruges and Cercle Brugge Koninklijke Sportvereniging (Cercle Brugge K.S.V.)
Nickname Club Brugge — The Blue and Black or The Peasants
Nickname Cercle Brugge — The Green and Black
Club Colours — Black and Blue (Club Bruges) – Green and Black (Cercle Bruges)
Founded — Club Bruges on November 13, 1891 and Cercle Bruges in 1899.
Stadium — Jan Breydelstadion or Jan Breydel stadium
Capacity — 29,472
Opened — 1975, renovations 1995
Address — Olympialaan 74, 8200 Brugge, Belgium
Website — Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge
Nearest main train station : the city of Bruges is served by Bruges Railway station, located a 20min walk from downtown Bruges. The station can easily be reached from Brussels city centre (Brussels Central) and Antwerp city centre (central station).
The Eurostar train links London St Pancras International with Brussels Midi (check hotels).
Nearest airport : the nearest airport is Ostend Bruges airport. It’s a smaller airport offering limited passenger transport and connections.
The main international airport is Zaventem National Airport near Brussels. Several cheap hotel can be found close by. Brussels South Charleroi airport, situated in Charleroi is used by several low cost airlines.
By Bus — By bus from the main railway station, take either line 5 or 15 in the direction of St.-Andries. The ride takes about 15 minutes and it is a further 5 minutes walking from stop Sint-Andries.
By Car — from where the E40 and A17 intersect (junction 8), follow the directions for the city of Brugge (N31). Continue on the N31 for almost 4 kilometres, and take the exit towards Vogelzang. At the roundabout at the end of the ramp turn left onto the Koningin Astridlaan and follow the signs to the stadium.
On foot from the city centre — follow Gistelse Steenweg westbound out of the city gates. To get to the relevant gate from the Markt, follow Sint-Jakobsstraat northwards, and then turn left into Noordzandstraat. Allow yourself 25 minutes to walk from the city centre.