Finally white tower. The Ministry of the Interior was able to give the green light on Tuesday in the afternoon for the use of the new stand 4 of the Bosuil. Football club Antwerp can only wait for the formal approval of the local fire brigade, which they have an hour before midnight. From the home game against Genk on Wednesday evening and the rest of the football season, Antwerp can once again play for a full Bosuil.
For almost a month, since the European confrontation with the Cypriot Omonia Nicosia, football club Antwerp has been struggling with the stand 4. Due to a complete file and late requests from client Ghelamco, the Great Old was not allowed to open the stand at full capacity. due to issues such as fire safety, evacuations and safety protocols.
Only 2,000 subscribers were admitted, less than a third of the total capacity. A solid line through the bill of the club and – above all – the fans. After all the corona misery efforts, now a solid soot in the food that has not yet been approved. Over the past few weeks, it was all hands on deck at Ghelamco, which suddenly started looking for solutions together with everything to get an express train and start intensively with all possible implementations.
A long job, because after the game against Nicosia, the home games against OH Leuven and Seraing also followed with only a limited number of subscribers. Until now. At the beginning of this week, the last gaps in the file were resolved and on Tuesday afternoon Antwerp finally got a good deal from the Interior. All and files only correctly completed and the necessary procedures for applying for home affairs so as not to object to use the capacity.
The club only has to wait for the approval of the Antwerp fire brigade. And that was what the club got after an emergency meeting in the late hours. The (equally frustrated and angry) Antwerp subscribers can rest assured: Wednesday’s postponed home match against KRC Genk will be able to shoot for the first time with a fully filled stand 4 and therefore full Bosuil.