Here’s a quick guide for any Ospreys supporters heading across to watch the pre-season fixture against Belgium at ASUB Waterloo in August.
An Ospreys XV faces the Belgian national side at the 3,000 capacity Stade du Pachy on Friday 19th August, 7.30pm KO. Admission will cost €12 (€5 for U10s), you can reserve your tickets or enquire about hospitality now by emailing email@example.com
Following a number of enquiries from supporters looking to enjoy the chance to support the cause at a new venue against unusual oppositions, our hosts at Ospreys’ sister club ASUB have provided the following information to assist with any forward planning.
Stade du Pachy is in Waterloo, a municipality in the province of Walloon Brabant, nine miles from the Belgian capital, Brussels.
Brussels National Airport (Zaventem)
Located just north of Waterloo; about 20 minutes drive from the city centre.
Brussels Airport Website: www.brusselsairport.be
Brussels Airlines fly three times daily (Mon-Fri) from Bristol Airport, with a single flight on Saturday and Sunday. They also fly three times daily (Mon-Fri) from Birmingham Airport and once on Sunday (no flights Saturday).
Eurostar runs from London St Pancras station to Brussels multiple times daily. Journey time is just over two hours
Waterloo is on the 124 train line from Brussels Gare du Midi: (Brussels – Charleroi service)
In general, during off-peak hours, one train stops every hour in Waterloo.
The journey from Brussels Midi train station takes about 22 minutes and is priced at €6
Where to stay
There are a small number of rooms reserved at the IBIS Hotel Waterloo by ASUB at a preferential rate of €60 per night between 14th and 19th August (inclusive). See contact details for ASUB above.
This is close to Stade du Pachy, the venue for the game, and the historic battlefield site.
Options available include:
Hôtel Côté Vert
Le 1815 Hotel
Chelton Hotel, Brussels
Hotel du Berger, Brussels
Zoom Hotel, Brussels
Things to do
The historic battle site
Enjoy the great outdoors at the Solvay Estate
UNESCO World Heritage Site at Brussels Grande Place
Food and drink
The Snug Bar