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    Visiting KV Mechelen

    Hi All,

    I'm heading over to Belgium in a few weeks time for a gig & wanted to take in a game while I'm across

    I will be based in Brussels & unfortunately will miss out on the big Antwerp v Anderlecht game due to flying home on the Sunday afternoon. I have seen KV Mechelen are at home on the Saturday & wondered if anyone has ever been there?

    If so what was it like e.g. fans, atmosphere, town etc


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    Never been but we did sign that ex hearts dude / dud Rherras from them.

    So that's one negative.

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    I was there before the pandemic. Similar size to Easter Road, good atmosphere and the town is great, as is the beer. They play in a similar strip to Partick. Plenty trains from Brussels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St Pauli Hibee View Post
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    Hi All,

    I'm heading over to Belgium in a few weeks time for a gig & wanted to take in a game while I'm across

    I will be based in Brussels & unfortunately will miss out on the big Antwerp v Anderlecht game due to flying home on the Sunday afternoon. I have seen KV Mechelen are at home on the Saturday & wondered if anyone has ever been there?

    If so what was it like e.g. fans, atmosphere, town etc

    Have a look at this website mate. Good info on it.

    https://footballtripper.com/belgium/...#stadium-guide
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    I went through Mechelen on the Leuven to Vlissingen leg of that pre season tour and it looked a nice place. Wouldnít be a surprise to find it decent for the football. Seemed to be in Europe a lot around about the 80s.

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    Thanks all, I have fair looking forward to it, the town looks really nice from the pictures I have seen. I am visiting Antwerp on the Friday for the gig aswell so will be an Antwerp, Mechelen, Brussels triple.

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    Thanks all, I have fair looking forward to it, the town looks really nice from the pictures I have seen. I am visiting Antwerp on the Friday for the gig aswell so will be an Antwerp, Mechelen, Brussels triple.
    Iím planning a trip to either Belgium or Holland for a gig and football next spring. Who you going to see and what venue?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DickEDastardly View Post
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    Iím planning a trip to either Belgium or Holland for a gig and football next spring. Who you going to see and what venue?


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    Band is called Kensington (Dutch) & they are playing the Lotto Arena in Antwerp

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    Band is called Kensington (Dutch) & they are playing the Lotto Arena in Antwerp
    Had a listen - decent rock sound and look like a pretty big deal over there. Enjoy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by St Pauli Hibee View Post
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    Thanks all, I have fair looking forward to it, the town looks really nice from the pictures I have seen. I am visiting Antwerp on the Friday for the gig aswell so will be an Antwerp, Mechelen, Brussels triple.
    Tripel, surely ?

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    Other Hibs link with Mechelen - Johnny MacLeod , after leaving Hibs for Arsenal and then Villa he went on to Mechelen before returning to Raith Rovers

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    Better going to watch Racing Club Mechelen, they play in green & white!🇳🇬

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    Quote Originally Posted by LancsHibs View Post
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    Better going to watch Racing Club Mechelen, they play in green & white!🇳🇬
    I did see them but they are the 5th division I think, so fancied something a bit higher calibre

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    Band is called Kensington (Dutch) & they are playing the Lotto Arena in Antwerp
    Should be able to get the tram straight to the arena from centraal station (number 4 I think). If you've not been to the station before btw, give yourself 15-20 minutes to take it in. From the massive reception hall to the diamond shops, it's awesome.

    Finally, make sure you get some de konnick in antwerp. Absolutely the best beer I've ever had. Different to the one you'll get in Brussels too.

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