5 stadiums that are shared by football clubs in Europe
Many major top-flight clubs share their stadiums with their rivals. Here are five of them...
Most top football clubs have entire sections of the city devoted to them. Identifying with a football club means more to fans than treating it as a pastime.The ultras among the fan sections have notorious histories of clashes with opposition fans and the atmosphere of derby games is exhilarating. Each club has a home and fans love the home grounds of their club.
Now imagine what it would mean to fans having to share grounds with their biggest rivals? For many that question is a reality. This list of ground sharing deals is surprising because many of these clubs share historical rivalries and many interesting matches over the decades.
And so here is a list of five surprising ground shares in Europe.
#5 Jan Breydel Stadium (Club Brugge KV and Cercle Brugge KSV)
The stadium is a multi-purpose venue located in Sint-Andries in Brugges. It is surprising that the second most successful club in Belgium -- Club Brugge KV -- share their ground with neighbours Cercle Brugge KSV.
Both sides most recently played in the Jupiler League from 2003-15, the country's top tier, and have shared the 29,042 capacity ground which is owned by the city and neither of the clubs.
The stadium has been witness to the rise and fall of Cercle Brugge KSV, currently under the ownership of AS Monaco and playing in the second tier.