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is a multi-purpose stadium
Multi-purpose stadiums are a type of stadium designed in such a way as to be easily used by multiple sports. While any stadium could potentially host more than one sport, this concept usually refers to a specific design philosophy that stresses multi-functionality over specificity...
Gentbrugge is one of 25 districts of the city of Ghent, Belgium in the Flemish Region of Belgium. Gentbrugge together with Oud Gentbrugge had been a separate municipality before January 1, 1977, when it fused with Ghent.- Neighborhoods :...
Ghent is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital and biggest city of the East Flanders province. The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Lys and in the Middle Ages became one of the largest and richest cities of...
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. It is currently used mostly for football
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matches and is the home ground of K.A.A. Gent
. The stadium holds 12,919 and was built in 1920. It is due to be replaced by the new Arteveldestadion
Arteveldestadion is a multi-use stadium in Ghent, Belgium, that as of 2009 is under construction. Once completed in 2012, it will be used mostly for football matches and will host the home matches of K.A.A. Gent. The stadium will have a capacity of 20,000 people. It replaces their current stadium...
in 2010. The people of Ghent call this stadium simply Ottenstadion. It is situated in the centre of a residential neighbourhood in the Bruiloftstraat in Gentbrugge.
The stadium was built in 1920 and was officially opened at 22 August of that year by the Dauphin of that time, prince Leopold. The stadium is called after Jules Otten, one of the founders of KAA Gent, which was called La Gantoise at that time.
At the 1920 Summer Olympics
The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium....
in neighboring Antwerp
, it hosted the Italy
- Gold:* Ugo Frigerio — Athletics, Men's 10000m walk* Ugo Frigerio — Athletics, Men's 3000m walk* Franco Giorgetti, Ruggero Ferrario, Arnaldo Carli and Primo Magnani — Cycling, Men's Team pursuit...
-Athletics:Two athletes represented Egypt in 1920. It was the nation's debut in athletics. Neither of the two athletes were able to advance past the initial round in any of their events.Ranks given are within the heat.-Fencing:...
The football at the 1920 Summer Olympics, was one of the 154 events at the 1920 Summer Olympics, held in Antwerp. It was the fifth time football was on the Olympic schedule. The tournament was contested by 14 teams, with host country Belgium winning the gold medals...
match that Italians won 2-1.
KAA Ghent has been playing for 90 years in the stadium, but a soon relocation to the new Arteveldestadium, which is situated at the Ottergemsesteenweg, is planned within the next years. It was the plan to have it ready by the season 2007/2008, but due to many delays, the relocation will be in 2012. The stadium will have 20.000 seats.
The Jules Ottenstadium will be broken off and will be replaced by a residential environment.
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