Edmond Machtens Stadium
The Edmond Machtens Stadium / Stade Edmond Machtens is located in the municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Brussels, Belgium. It is the homeground of RWD Molenbeek. The stadium was named Oscar Bossaertstadion in 1939, after Oscar Bossaert, a former top player of Daring who had become chairman of the club and mayor of Koekelberg. The stadium was built by the former Belgian top club Daring Club de Bruxelles. The team played in Jette in the 10s of the 20th century. Because the stadium there became too small for the thousands of spectators, a new location was sought. They chose a site in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. Due to the First World War, the works were not completed until 1920. It was an advanced stadium for the time, and the infrastructure then included a large seating stand, an athletic track, a hockey field, tennis courts and even a solarium. After 2001/02, RWDM was not licensed. The club had fallen into debt and the club and number 47 were definitively deleted by the Football Association. Another team, KFC Strombeek, went on to play in the Edmond Machtens Stadium as FC Brussels, and from 2013 as RWDM Brussels FC. After the liquidation of this club in 2014, the stadium was used by R. White Star Bruxelles until September 2017. Since 2015, the new RWDM has also played its home games here.
Location: Charles Magistraat 61, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Public Transport: Brussels Central Station, Metro Line 5, Gare de l’Ouest. The stadium is a 15 minute walk (1,2km) from Gare de l’Ouest
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