Estádio da Luz

The Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, shortly referred to as Estádio da Luz, is a multi-purpose stadium used for all kind of events. The stadium is located in Lisbon, Portugal, and it's the home base of football club SL Benfica. The stadium was opened on 25 October 2003 and it has a capacity of 65,647.

Visit the mesmerizing Estádio da Luz

The Estádio da Luz has a UEFA four-category assessment, which means it belongs to one of the better stadiums in Europe. Moreover, the Estádio da Luz is the largest stadium in Portugal and one of the largest ones in Europe. It was also assigned as the most beautiful stadium in Europe in 2014. Many important tournaments are held at the stadium. A lot of finals took place at the Estádio da Luz, amongst them Champions League finals. What’s also extraordinary to mention is that they let loose an eagle before the start of every match at the Estádio da Luz. When the eagle lands on the centre spot, the match can begin. If this isn’t reason enough to visit the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon…

The origin of Estádio da Luz

The official name of both the old and the new stadium is Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, but the old stadium was already referred to as Estádio da Luz and this is still the case with the new stadium. Luz is the name of the neighbourhood the stadium is in. This name derives from a church in the vicinity of the neighbourhood. Other nicknames of the stadium are ‘o Catedral’ and ‘o Inferno da Luz’. The stadium is characterized by the light in the stadium. The sunlight penetrates the rooftop, so the field is illuminated by natural light. The rooftop seems to float above the stands.

Visit the Estádio da Luz

Since the Estádio da Luz is in the centre of Lisbon, there are no public transportation vehicles headed towards the stadium from the city’s centre. You can only reach the stadium from the city's centre through walking. It only takes you 10 minutes and you walk towards the stadium with all supporters. It can’t get any nicer and you won’t be bothered by packed buses, trains or metros on your way back. So, there are no disadvantages! Would you like to visit one of the most beautiful stadiums of Europe in the stunning city of Lisbon? Then you should book your football trip to SL Benfica at Number 1 Football Travel!

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