- Address: Brussels
- Country: Belgium
- Capacity: 22,000
- Opened: 1917
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Anderlecht (football)
Extra stadium info – Lotto Park
The stadium was known as the Stade Constant Vanden Stock before it became the Lotto Park in 2019. Constant Vanden Stock was a football player and chairman of RSC Anderlecht. The venue opened as the Stade Emile Versé and it was renovated several times. Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht, the first Belgian sports club with 1 million followers on its main social media page, use the Lotto Park for home games. The club was founded in 1908.
The results of Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht
RSC Anderlecht won the Belgian top-flight football league numerous times. In the 1970s, they won the tournament which is currently known as the UEFA Super Cup twice. RSC Anderlecht won the Belgian football championship in 1947 for the first time in their history. In 1987, RSC Anderlecht became the first Belgian football club with 20 top-flight league titles. They finished with 57 points in that league season after winning 25 games and losing two games. Five games ended in a draw. KV Mechelen finished second place with 55 points. RSC Anderlecht drew an average home attendance of 17,000 for domestic league games during that football season.
RSC Anderlecht in the European championship for football clubs
In 1982, RSC Anderlecht became the third Belgian football club in a continental championship semi-final. Royal Standard de Liège became the first one in 1962 and Club Brugge became the second one in 1978. Anderlecht faced the English club Aston Villa in their first-ever European championship semi-final. Aston Villa were crowned European football champions in 1982. In 1986, RSCA returned in the semi-finals of the European championship for football clubs. They played against the Romanian club Steaua București in the semi-finals. Steaua București won the European championship for football clubs in 1986.
The 1972 UEFA European Football Championship
In 1972, the Lotto Park was one of the four venues for the European championship for national football teams. The UEFA European Football Championship matches took place in the Belgian cities of Antwerp, Liège and Brussels. The home of Anderlecht hosted one game for the tournament. The former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics won the game after defeating Hungary. Anatoliy Konkov scored the only goal of the game. He played numerous games for Shakhtar Donetsk, the first Ukrainian sports club with 1 million followers on its main social media page, and arch-rivals Dynamo Kyiv.