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New grandstand for Royal Antwerp’s stadium

Royal Antwerp FC has announced plans to build a new western grandstand at its Bosuilstadion after winning promotion back to the top division of Belgian football.

The new building will include changing rooms for players, referees and staff, a high-end media centre for the press, facilities for emergency services, catering, loges and VIP rooms.

The move is aimed at increasing levels of fan comfort and attracting more businesses in to use the facilities.

The new stand will provide 5,362 seats and become the main grandstand in the stadium.

In addition to the construction of the new stand, the main pitch will be relaid, as will the two training pitches.

Infrastructure work will also be carried out around the stadium to increase accessibility and security for supporters.

The total capacity of the stadium will remain at 12,975 for the time being, but there are plans to increase it eventually to 20,000.

Open spaces will be a feature on floors one and two of the new stand. On the third floor there are restaurants which will be open on training and match days.

The fourth floor accommodates loges and VIP rooms for the club. Construction work is expected to get underway in July.