Sports in Charleroi


It’s always important to stay healthy, no matter where you live. Charleroi gives you a lot of opportunities to keep track of your health with a wide variety of activities to choose from!

Places to work out in Charleroi

The City of Charleroi has a complete range of infrastructures allowing the practice of both high-level sport and sport for all.

The Stade du Pays de CharleroiStade de la Neuville, the Spiroudome, the Garenne and the Ballens hall are municipal infrastructures that host national or international football, basketball, volleyball and table tennis matches throughout the season.

In addition to these high-level centres, Charleroi offers amateur sportsmen and women (and sports enthusiasts in general) a wide range of facilities spread throughout the entity: some forty football pitches, ten complexes for the practice of all indoor disciplines, swimming pools, including one outdoor pool, a velodrome, an athletics track, tennis courts, petanque courts and multi-purpose areas for young people in the districts.

Local clubs

Charleroi has multiple local clubs in different fields of sports. R. Charleroi S.C. is the most known one, being a highly successful football team. They’re nicknamed “The Zebras” due to the colours and designs of the jerseys.

Proximus Spirou is a basketball team currently holding the title of Champion in its field. There’s also a women’s basketball team in Charleroi – Spirou Ladies. 

Sporting events

Several sporting events are supported each year by the City of Charleroi. From neighbourhood events to countrywide competitions and events with an enormous audience.

The most well-known ones and held the most frequent are most of the matches in the Belgian First Division tournament, taking place in Stade du Pays de Charleroi.

Importance of physical activities

Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. It helps with controlling your weight, building strong bones and muscles and reducing your risk for diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Physical activity doesn’t have to mean hours at the gym. It can also include things like walking, biking, gardening, and dancing. The key is to find something you enjoy and do it regularly. Moving to Charleroi might be long and tiring, but the city allows you to get back on your track fast.