Tuesday, 25 September 2018

BELGIUM: Stade Courtrai (1922-1951) / Stade Kortrijk (1951-1971) / KV Kortrijk (B) (1971-) / VK Wikings Kortrijk (2014-)

Jeugdcomplex 'Stade' - Weversstraat, Courtray = Kortrijk (KV Kortrijk - B ground & VK Wikings Kortrijk, formerly Stade Courtrai / Stade Kortrijk)

Belgium, province: West-Flanders

12 II 2018 / KV Kortrijk Reserves - SC Charleroi Reserves 1-1 / Reserves' League 1A group 2
24 IX 2018 / KV Kortrijk Reserves - AA Gent Reserves 4-2 / Reserves' League 1A

Note 1: this ground is what has been left of what originally was a much bigger stadium - the ground of the former Stade Courtrai. Stade Courtrai was founded in 1922 as a merger between Eendracht Kortrijk and Patronaat Sint-Rochus, two clubs not affiliated to the Belgian Football Association. Stade became Belgian FA members one year later, in 1923. In 1951, the club name was changed to Stade Kortrijk (Kortrijk being the Dutch name of the town known as Courtray in English and Courtrai in French). Finally, in 1971, Stade Kortrijk merged with Kortrijk Sport, becoming KV Kortrijk. First team football has since been played at Kortrijk Sport's ground at Menenstraat, usually referred to nowadays as Guldensporenstadion; Stade's ground, on the other hand, has remained in use for training purposes and lower team matches. Moreover, in 2014, a non-league club, VK Wikings Kortrijk, moved their first team matches to Weversstraat.

Note 2: below, a compilation of photos of two match visits: pictures 1, 3 & 5 = February 2018 / pictures 2, 4 & 6-17 = September 2018.
















All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

Saturday, 22 September 2018

NETHERLANDS: vv BCV

Sportpark Koningsland West, Bergum = Burgum (vv BCV = Bergumer Christelijke Voetbalvereniging)

Netherlands, province: Frisia = Friesland

22 IX 2018 / BCV - vv Hardegarijp 5-1 / Saturday League 2I (= NL level 7)

Note 1: BCV, founded as vv Wardy in 1949 but renamed BCV half a year later, played at Tuskendyken (1949-1950), groundshared with vv Bergum at Koningsland Oost (1950) prior to moving to Noordersingel (1950-1964). In 1964, the club settled down at the newly constructed western half of Sportpark Koningsland; in 1991, the current clubhouse was inaugurated.

Note 2: picture 1 dates back to a non-matchday visit, August 2015.











All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

LUXEMBOURG: FC Mondercange (1999-)

Stade Communal-Rue de Limpach, Mondercange (FC Mondercange)

Luxembourg, county: Esch-sur-Alzette

19 IX 2018 / FC Mondercange - Union 05 Kayl-Tétange 0-0 / Division 1 Série 2 (= LUX level 3)

Note 1: FC Mondercange, founded in 1933, moved to their current ground in 1999, leaving their premises in town near the local cemetery, which have been in use since for training purposes.

Note 2: photo 1 dates back to a non-matchday visit, April 2011. 





















All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author