Simply photos of matchday and stadium visits, mainly in Belgium and the Netherlands, occasionally in Britain or farther afield. Others call it 'groundhopping', whereas I prefer using 'football tourism'... but things have run slightly out of control: therefore, this is Extreme Football Tourism.
Complexe Sportif Joseph Verté, Rixensart (formerly R Rixensart FC) Belgium, province: Walloon Brabant 16 II 2019 / FC Woluwe - Ixelles City 2-0 / ABSSA Div. 4D
Note: In 2003, R Rixensart FC, founded in 1929, merged with FC Rosières, forming RAS Rosières-Rixensart; at that point, all activities were moved to Rosières, whilst the Stade Joseph Verté in Rixensart was abandoned. Since, the ground saw several seasons without any official football activity, but in recent years several ABSSA teams have moved in, including FC Woluwe & FC EBL. ABSSA (Association Belge du Sport de Samedi) is a league of amateur teams in Brussels and immediate surroundings, not affiliated to the Royal Belgian Football Assocation. Under the auspices of the ABSSA, hundreds of teams play their football in a fully fledged six-division league system.
Stade Jean Rousseau, Brussels Bon Air = Goede Lucht (Bon Air Sport, formerly SC Bon Air) Belgium, Brussels Capital Area 16 II 2019 / Trinacria AC - FC Wappers 2-0 / ABSSA Div. 4C
Note: Bon Air Sport have played at this ground, named after former club president Jean (Jan) Rousseau in the 1980s, from the foundation of the club in 1966 onwards; it was not until 1983, however, that the decision was taken to make the leap from amateur football to the regular provincial leagues. Between 2006 and 2012, Bon Air Sport played three seasons in Brabant's Provincial League 1 before plunging to the lowest levels of provincial football in subsequent years. In 2004, Bon Air Sport were joined by a rivalling club, SC Bon Air, which, however, ceased activities after only one season. Note 2: Apart from Bon Air Sport, several ABSSA teams play their football at Stade Jean Rousseau, amongst which Trinacria AC. ABSSA (Association Belge du Sport de Samedi) is a league of amateur teams in Brussels and immediate surroundings, not affiliated to the Royal Belgian Football Assocation. Under the auspices of the ABSSA, hundreds of teams play their football in a fully fledged six-division league system. Note 3: the last two photographs (nos. 22-23) in this series were taken on a non-matchday visit in December 2018.