In the far north of Belgium, not far from the Dutch border, Antwerp is the capital of the Antwerp province of Flanders.
One of the most heavily-used arenas in the world, the Sportpaleis had 1,239,436 visitors between November 2007 and November 2008, second only to Madison Square Garden according to Billboard magazine.
Antwerp staged the 1920 Olympics, the only Games to be held in Belgium.City of Antwerp, with more than.2 million residents, including the suburbs, the port of Antwerp (Antwerpen in Dutch, Anvers in French) is the second biggest city in Belgium after Brussels.Knockout phase: Sportpaleis, capacity: 15,000, opened: 1933.The Sportpaleis is now mainly online roulette serios 10 cent einsatz used for concerts, for which it can hold up to 25,000 people.The arena can hold up to 8,050 people for concerts, with artists in 2013 including Nick Cave, Simple Minds and.Group stage: Lotto Arena, capacity: 5,218.Cathedral of Our Lady.7.The arena was the largest in Europe when it was built.The Lotto Arena and Sportpaleis, two adjacent venues in the Merksem district of Antwerp, will stage matches at uefa Futsal euro 2014.Opened: 2007, home of the Antwerp Giants basketball team, the Lotto Arena opened on ext to the older Sportpaleis, of which it is a smaller copy.The arena was built in partnership with the City of Antwerp, the Flemish Community, the European Union and Belgium's poke genie pro ios National Lottery (whose name the venue has taken).The Olympisch Stadium still stands and until 2013 was the home of KFC Germinal Beerschot.
Antwerp is 2013 European Capital of Sport.
Roy Orbison gave his last performance there in 1988, and more recently Beyoncé, Muse, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and One Direction have played at the arena.
The home of Belgium's oldest club, Royal Antwerp FC (founded 1880 the city also boasts 2006/12 national futsal champions Futsal Topsport Antwerpen.