";s:4:"text";s:2212:" The natives are absolutely mad about the sort and there are a number of teams that anyone with even a passing knowledge of the sport will have heard of. That’s what one of Sporting’s presidential candidates offers to supporters. Complete replacement of all seats and capacity increase may soon be coming to Lisbon. The stadium – originally projected to hold only 40,000 spectators at any given time – has a capacity of 50,095 and was acoustically engineered as a venue for major concerts. Portugal is a fascinating country to talk about in terms of football. This would change a 63-year-long tradition of Jose Alvalade's name adorning the stadium. We bought 2 tickets for a visit to the stadium (28 december, 2.30 pm). The stadium has also a total of 1,315 underground parking spaces, including 30 for disabled spectators. 2016 Lisbon is the Westernmost capital city in Europe and has a football-mad population of just over 50 Lisbon Football Clubs and Stadiums.
But the stadium was closed, because the players were in the stadium, and the people from Sporting were not very helpful. Estádio da Luz, officially named Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, was built to provide Benfica with a new and modern home, and to serve as the playing venue for the Euro 2004 final. 11.02.2017 Lisbon: Sporting to rebrand their stadium after election?
Sporting Clube de Portugal ComC MHIH OM (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈspɔɾtĩɡ(ɨ) ˈkluβ(ɨ) ðɨ puɾtuˈɣaɫ]) (Euronext: SCP), otherwise known as Sporting, Sporting CP, and referred to colloquially as Sporting Lisbon, is a football club based in Lisbon, Portugal. Football Ground Map > Groundhopping Guides > Best football stadiums to visit in Lisbon Portugal's hilly capital city is located on the River Tagus and is home to 2 of Europe's biggest football clubs - Benfica and Sporting Club de Portugal (also (incorrectly) known as Sporting Lisbon to us Brits). Construction works started in 2002, and in March 2003 Benfica played their last game at the partly demolished old stadium. I hope I can get my money back including the costs for the taxi. Estádio da Luz got built in place of the old Estádio da Luz. 2017.