Estádio José Alvalade

Estádio José Alvalade is a football stadium located in Lisbon, Portugal. It is the home base of football club Sporting Clube de Portugal. The stadium is also the centre of the Alvalade XXL complex, which includes a mall, a cinema and a museum. Estádio José Alvalade has a capacity of 50,095.

Estádio José Alvalade: an amazing stadium with ambience

It is classified by UEFA as a five-star stadium. Because of this, the stadium hosts finals of major UEFA events and belongs to one of the best stadiums of Europe. The new Estádio José Alvalade opened in 2003. The predecessor of the stadium opened in 1956 but an agreement was made about the construction of a new stadium, which would host The Euro 2004. This is the seventh stadium Sporting Lisbon plays in and it’s been named after José Alvalade, the founder and first member of Sporting Lisbon.

Estádio José Alvalade’s history

The once colourful stadium – seats in different colours which would make it look like a mosaic artwork from afar and the bright yellow pillars that support the rooftop – changed slowly into the green stadium it is today. The field was of bad quality for years, which is why it had a four-star status. The board wanted to install synthetic turf, but the decision was abandoned because artificial lights were installed instead. The five-star stadium already hosted a Champions League finals. This will undoubtedly not stop here with such a good assessment by UEFA.

Visit the Estádio José Alvalade

The Estadio José Alvalade is not far from Lisbon’s city centre. There’s only one way to travel to the Estádio José Alvalade through public transportation. Board bus 767 at Colégio Militar and disembark the bus at R. Prof Fernando Fonseca. From here, you only need to walk several minutes to the stadium. It takes a total of 15 minutes to travel from the city’s centre to the stadium. Would you like to admire this five-star stadium? Then you should book your football trip to Sporting Lisbon at Number 1 Football Travel!

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