The Football is the most famous sport in Lisbon. Sport Lisboa e Benfica is the owner of the largest stadium in the country. The new ground, built on land adjacent to the old stadium, contains leisure, entertainment and cultural areas. With its 65,000 covered seats and high-quality facilities, it has been classified as a 5 star stadium by UEFA.
Sporting Lisbon is the other major football team from the town, they also play in a UEFA 5 Star stadium. The have won the UEFA Cup Winners Cup once and they were the UEFA Cup Finalist. They play in the Estádio José de Alvalade which seats 52,000. The stadium colours are green and white. Former famous players range from Luís Figo to Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Estádio da Luz: All the emotions are allowed in the new Stadium of the Benfica. The club raised a workmanship that contemplates innumerable possibilities: of leisure, of animation, sport and commerce. It's more than a center or a point of meeting of many activities, is a cathedral of emotions, where you can share with your familiar and friends the victories of Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
Owners: Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Architect: Damon Lavelle
Official Opening: 25 October 2003
Capacity: 65,000 seats
Access by car: Located from the Segunda Circular ring road, which connects with the national motorway network. Whether you are arriving from the north or from Lisbon town centre, this is the recommended route.
Airport: Lisbon International Airport located to 15 minutes of the stadium.
Metro and train: There are 2 suburban railway stations within a 2.5 kilometre radius of the stadium.