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Estadio da Luz: All you need to know - Tickets, Direction, Weather (2022)

The Estadio da Luz was built to provide Benfica with a new and modern home, and to serve as the playing venue for the Euro 2004 final.

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Sunday, 03.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

The stadium is officially named the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, and was built to provide Benfica with a new and modern home. It was recently selected as the playing venue for the final of Euro 2004. The new Estádio da Luz was inaugurated on 19th of May 2004.

The stadium opened on 25 October 2003 with a match between Benfica and Club Nacional.

The 2004 Euro Championships took place at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. The venue hosted three group matches, the quarter-final between Portugal and England (2-2), as well as the final between Greece and Portugal (1-0).

In 2014, the stadium hosted the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid (4-1). It was once more the host of a Champions League final in 2020, when the game got moved from Ataturk Olympic Stadium due to Covid-19. Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-German 1-0 to win the match.

How to get to Estadio da Luz

The Estadio da Luz is located in the north of Lisbon, at almost 8 kilometres north of Lisbon's city centre and not far away from Lisbon's other major stadium, Estádio José Alvalade. The stadium is adjacent to the E1 (Av. General Norton de Matos) motorway. It's clearly visible from the motorway and signposted coming from the east.

If you are using public transportation, the Estádio da Luz can be reached by boarding the blue metro line at several stations in Lisbon's city centre, such as at Baixa-Chiado. Get off at station Colégio Militar/Luz, which is located right next to the stadium.

Address: Av. General Norton de Matos, 1500-313 Lisboa

Eat, drink, and sleep near Estadio da Luz

There is not much interest in going to Estádio de Luz due to the surrounding area being populated with motorways and apartment blocks. It is better to not go there too much in advance and experience Lisbon's lively city centre instead. If you're lucky enough to have some free time on Sunday afternoon, then you should head to the large shopping centre Colombo right across the Av. General Norton de Matos, where you can find a good selection of restaurants of various cuisines, a few coffee shops, some bars, and a cinema.

Hotels in the area include some of the more popular chain hotels such as Ibis, Mercure, Novotel, and the Portuguese chain Sana Hotel. These all have good reviews and are reasonably priced around 60-70 USD per night. The Lisbon Marriott and Corinthia Hotel are more expensive alternatives.

If you're looking to stay near Estádio da Luz, then you'll want to consider checking out the various hotels in the area. Of course, if you have more time on your hands, staying in the center of Lisbon may be a better option. You can explore all of the possible accommodations there by clicking here.

Benfica Tickets

Tickets for Benfica games can be purchased online or at the ticket office at the stadium. Tickets can be bought on the day of the match at the stadium gates. Apart from the odd match against Sporting or Porto, Benfica does not tend to sell out.

Ticket prices typically range from $20.00 for a seat behind the goal to $60.00 for a middle-tier seat at one of the long sides.

For more information call +351 21 721 95 00.

Estadio da Luz stadium tours

Benfica organise guided stadium tours around their Estádio da Luz so that visitors can access the VIP areas, players tunnel, dugouts, and the away team dressing rooms. The stadium also houses the Benfica museum. Tours run every half an hour between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. They are not available on matchdays.

You can buy tickets to the match at the club store at the stadium or by emailing [email protected]

The tour costs ?10.00, while including the museum costs an additional ?5.00.

Relevant Internet links

The official website of SL Benfica, Visit Lisbon, and Metrolisboa all have information about the city of Lisbon. Carris has information about the bus services available in Lisbon. Jonathan wrote: March 18, 2017 at 8:15 pm Amazing Stadium! I was there last year during the derby between Benfica and Sporting and it was amazing. The atmosphere and the fans were incredible, and the game was great too. There's no comparison to other stadiums in terms of atmosphere or fan base.

I was at the stadium last year during the Benfica vs. Sporting Derby and it was amazing. The atmosphere was extraordinary and the fans were very passionate about the game. The game itself was also good. It was very intense.

! Miglas wrote: I went to this beautiful stadium a few weeks ago. As a fan for so many years, it was amazing to finally visit the new stadium. I felt like a priest visiting the Vatican. The atmosphere was great and the supporters were amazing. I took my son and he loved it. Everything about the experience was one of the best of my life. Can't wait to do it again! Força Benfica!

! I went to the new stadium a few weeks ago and it was amazing! The atmosphere was great and the supporters were awesome. I had such a great time and my son loved it too. I can't wait to go back and experience everything again. Benfica, forza!

I sat in the fourth row on one of the sides. The atmosphere was great with around 60000 fans inside. I loved the eagle flying around before the kick-off. The atmosphere was amazing, and the game was great.

Vitoria Setubal won 1-0. I went to watch Benfica play Vitoria Setubal a few weeks ago. The Metro stop is just outside the ground, so the journey from the city centre is very convenient. I bought my ticket just before the match for 27.50 Euros. I sat in fourth row on one of the sides, and it was great atmosphere with around 60000 fans inside. I loved the eagle flying around before the kick-off. The atmosphere was amazing, and the game was great too. Vitoria Setubal won 1-0.

There was no tension in the stadium. The stadium itself was simply awesome, and well worth a visit.

We had a great time touristing around the old parts of Benfica's city. They were so welcoming and gracious and we left with a very positive impression of them and the city.

Security was not violating or being aggressive towards Celtic supporters in the Centre of town who were determined to have a great party. There was no tension.

Stadium itself was simply awesome. Well worth a visit.

I hope to return to Portugal one day and explore the northern part of the country, around Porto, its 2nd city. In my opinion, the country is rather underrated, especially as much more publicity is devoted to its somewhat higher-profile neighbour, Spain.

Benfica V. FC Arouca, Portuguese Primeira Liga. Saturday 5th October 2014. 6pm.

A number of emotions filled my head when I saw the Old Estadio da Luz (Stadium of Light), a legendary ground and one of the largest stadiums in the world (with a record attendance of a staggering 135,000 in the 1980s!), demolished over a decade ago to make way for Benfica's Centenary and Euro 2004. I had fond memories of my previous visit to Lisbon in 1999, when a very kind taxi driver and huge Benfica fan by the name of Jorge Máximo took me inside the Old Stadium to the very imposing press box with panoramic views across the pitch. I wondered if history would repeat itself and we would meet again?

And, I also must not forget to mention that the FIFA Under-20 World Cup Final in 1991 was held at the old Stadium, featuring a very youthful Luis Figo and Rui Costa, among other youth prodigies of that era. Our Tour Guide told us Portugal won 4-2 on penalties against their Brazilian rivals to send the massive crowd into rapturous celebration. ?This match still fondly remembered in Portugal to this day.

Some of the clubs brought their full-sized banners and drums, while others only had small tributes. Half time also gave the ?Casas Benfica? an opportunity to parade around the pitch with their banners. Some of the supporter clubs from all over Portugal who were attending the match that day brought their full-sized banners and drums, while others only had small tributes.

The 4-0 final scoreline was rather harsh on the visitors, but that's just football. After their morale-sapping Champions League defeat midweek against Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica needed this win. An attendance of 42000 flashed up on the screen - quite impressive considering the relative non-importance of the game. We were also glad to know there weren't any hiccups with the roof structure during the match, as earlier in the year a derby match against Sporting had to unfortunately be called off as parts of the stadium roof fell on the pitch.

The car park is well-designed with a special slip road that leads straight onto the Highway, and saved us the hassle of queuing up afterwards at the Metro. If any of you readers are hoping to travel around Lisbon with him in his taxi, I'm afraid it won't be possible as he recently retired from his profession.

I hope to return to Portugal one day and explore the northern part of the country around Porto, its 2nd city. In my opinion, the country is rather underrated, especially as much more publicity is devoted to its somewhat higher-profile neighbor, Spain.

We were all in full Robo-Cop body armour and they seemed fairly threatening without actually assaulting anyone. The ground was 3/4 full but there was not a great atmosphere - I think the home fans already considered the tie won following a good win at White Hart Lane. And Benfica are used to competing in the Champions League rather than the Europa League. We were kept in for about 40 minutes after the game to allow home fans to disperse but the Metro then ran fast all the way back to the centre of the city.

I went to this game with the Spurs. We were seated in the corner of one end of the stadium. There were a few mobile bars and fast food vendors outside of the ground, but there wasn't much else about it and the police were eager to get us into the game. They were all wearing full Robo-Cop body armor and we looked fairly threatening, without actually assaulting anyone.

The ground was nearly three-quarters full, but the atmosphere wasn't very good - I think the home fans already considered the tie won following a good win at White Hart Lane. And Benfica are used to competing in Europe's top club competition, the Champions League, rather than in Europe's second-tier competition, the Europa League.

We were kept in for about 40 minutes after the game to allow home fans to disperse. However, the Metro then ran fast all the way back to the center of the city.

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