Eric Cantona once said you can change your wife, your politics, your religion, but never ever can you change your favourite football team. I think he’s right. The Constant Vanden Stock Stadium is the home ground of RSC Anderlecht and the location of some of the biggest joys and minor tragedies in my life. I’m too young to have attended the glory times a couple of decades ago, when they reached 7 European finals in a timespan of 20 years, out of which they won three, but I did see them beat Man Utd, Real Madrid, Lazio Roma, Porto & others and unfortunately I saw them getting kicked out of Europe too many times too.
And, before I continue, I know there are more important things in life, so yes it’s ‘only’ football, but “amongst all unimportant subjects, football is by far the most important”… thanks John Paul II for that one.
Metro 5 and a five minute walk will get you from the city center to the stadium, home fans get out at St-Guidon, visiting fans at Veeweyde. The regular competition of the Belgian top division usually starts begin august and lasts until the end of the winter. The last couple of months the top-6 play play-offs until mid may. The stadium itself hosts ticketing offices, a restaurant and the official fan-shop. Outside you’ll have a cosy time during game evenings thanks to the bars, snack bars and food trucks with hamburgers, french fries and beers. Mens sana in corpore sano.