Traffic congestion due to Belgium-Cyprus football match on 10 October

On Tuesday 10 October 2017, the football match Belgium-Cyprus will be played at the King Baudouin Stadium. The kickoff is at 8:45 pm. The usual traffic measures are in force around the stadium.

Depending on the number of people before the start of the match and possibly also after the match, following streets may be temporarily closed to traffic:

  • avenue Houba de Strooper
  • avenue Impératrice Charlotte
  • avenue des Magnolias

The avenues in the Park of Laeken have restricted access to traffic.


The police requests to avoid the vicinity of the Heysel plateau by car as much as possible. Considering the public transport strike, it is recommended to come to the stadium earlier to avoid the traffic jams.

Parking C with a capacity of approximately 5,500 vehicles is available, as well as the Trade Mart parking for approximately 1,110 vehicles. These parking lots are not free of charge but close to the stadium.

Public transport

Due to a strike, the STIB public transport network will be severely disrupted on Tuesday 10 October 2017. Regarding the Belgium-Cyprus football match: there is a risk that metro line 6 to the King Baudouin Stadium will not be riding. “STIB-MIVB Network will be heavily disrupted on Tuesday due to a strike, organised by the ACOD-CGSP Trade Union, against the policy of the federal government. We expect severe disruptions on our bus, tram and metro lines. We suggest to look for alternatives on that day” stated STIB-MIV.