- Address: Stadionplein 4, Genk
- Country: Belgium
- Capacity: 23,000
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: KRC Genk (football)
Extra stadium info – Cegeka Arena
The stadium was known as the Luminus Arena before it became the Cegeka Arena in 2021. It is currently named after a Belgian technology company. Koninklijke Racing Club Genk use the Cegeka Arena for home matches. They won the Belgian top-flight football league in 1999 for the first time in their history. KRC Genk played their first-ever UEFA Champions League group-stage matches in 2002. That year, they finished below Real Madrid from Spain, AS Roma from the Italian Republic and AEK from the Hellenic Republic. 32 clubs participated in the group stage of the European championship for football clubs in 2002.
Kevin De Bruyne
The Belgian football star Kevin De Bruyne started his professional football career with KRC Genk. He was ranked the fourth-best football player in the world by The Guardian in 2017. In 2018, Kevin De Bruyne won his first Premier League title with Manchester City FC, one of the first sports clubs with 10 million followers on its main social media page. The same year, he reached the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup with the national football team of Belgium.
De Bruyne and Manchester City in 2023
In 2023, Kevin De Bruyne won the UEFA Champions League, the Premier League and the FA Cup with Manchester City. De Bruyne and Manchester City won the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United. A few days later, Kevin De Bruyne played in the final of the UEFA Champions League. He won the European championship for football clubs with Manchester City that year. Rodrigo Hernández Cascante scored the only goal in the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and the Italian side FC Internazionale Milano. Manchester City won their first-ever European championship title after beating Internazionale.