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Stadium atmosphere, Royal Antwerp FC, Belgium
Dortmund, Liverpool, Feyenoord,... All football fans know about the legendary atmosphere at huge clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool FC, Celtic FC, Feyenoord, Ajax Amsterdam,... But in other leagues there also some clubs with an exceptional atmosphere. In Belgium we have for instance Standard Liège, KV Mechelen and Antwerp FC as an example. Now the Antwerp fans deserve an article about them. Although they don't have the best reputation about hooliganism, still that is always a minority. Most of the fans are still no hooligans, and it would be disrespectful not to honor them. After being in the second league of Belgium for over 10 years, the support of the club has not dropped. And now they are back in the Jupiler Pro League for the second year now, and the support is groing and groing. A new stadium is planned, and already one of the stands is finished. A 23000 seater will arise and give the Antwerp fans finally the comfort they need, although they have not been put off by the terrible conditions of the current stadium, they kept coming and supporting their team, and how... Look at this video of the first half of the current season. Money! Just like everywhere, in Belgian football it is all about money. After years of terrible management, Royal Antwerp FC finally has a sponsor and president with the financial capacities and management skills to bring the club to a higher level. They are currently 3rd in the Jupiler Pro League and have a European ticket for the Europa League in sight. It looks like Europe will meet the Antwerp fans again, next season! Sincerely, Pele23

The old Bramall Lane