Estádio Municipal de Aveiro

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Estádio Municipal de Aveiro
Estádio Municipal Aveiro.jpg
Full name Estádio Municipal de Aveiro
Location Aveiro, Portugal
Owner Municipality of Aveiro
Capacity 30,200
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 2003
Opened September 2003
Construction cost €62 million
Architect Tomás Taveira
Tenants
Beira-Mar

Estádio Municipal de Aveiro is a football stadium in Aveiro, Portugal. It was designed for the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament by Portuguese architect Tomás Taveira. With a capacity for 30,127 spectators, it is the country's fifth-largest football ground.

Sport Clube Beira-Mar of the Segunda Liga play home games at the stadium.

Amongst the most notable football games at the venue, are two matches of the UEFA Euro 2004 championship, five matches of the Portugal national team and six finals of the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (Portuguese Super Cup).

Design[edit]

Estádio Municipal de Aveiro Stadium has an ambitious design that combines a simple and endearing shape with a liveliness of colours of every kind throughout the entire stadium. Therefore, the stadium conveys a sensation of jolliness that has a positive effect on the celebration of sports events.It was the intuition of architect Tomás Taveira to introduce intense tonality colours to the exterior of the stadium and to subsequently give a feeling of motion and a spectacular visual effect. Therefore, the stadium resembles a big toy for children with lots a coloured parts gathered together.

The stadium's polychromy and dynamism is also reflected on the interior where four tribunes contain a curvilinear profile and multicoloured seats that characterize the stadium. The seats have different colours that are distributed in a random way. Red, green, yellow, blue, white, and black seats offer an original and chromatic animation and a strong feeling of dynamism and cheerfulness - even when the stadium is empty it looks as if the party has already started.The intentional use of different colours is also reflected in the most detailed aspects, from the entrance gates, to the pillars and supporting beams. Even the walls at the inner ambience are coloured.

The roof also contributes to the harmonization process by making the stadium look like a big toy. It contains sharply red steel pylons that uphold sky-blue edges. From a more formal point of view, the slightly waved roof unifies the curved course of the underlying tribunes that offer a view over the pylons and its steel tie-beams.

UEFA Euro 2004[edit]

The following UEFA Euro 2004 - Group D - matches were held in the stadium:

Date Match Score
15 June 2004  Czech Republic vs  Latvia 2–1
19 June 2004  Netherlands vs  Czech Republic 2–3

Portugal national football team[edit]

The following national team matches were held in the stadium.

# Date Score Opponent Competition
1. 15 November 2003 1–1  Greece Friendly
2. 8 October 2005 2–1  Liechtenstein World Cup 2006 qualification
3. 20 August 2008 5–0  Faroe Islands Friendly
4. 29 March 2011 2–0  Finland Friendly
5. 7 September 2014 0-1  Albania Euro 2016 qualifying

Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira Finals[edit]

The following Portuguese Super Cup Finals took place at this staduim:

Edition Season Date Winner Score Runner-up
31st 2009 August 9, 2009 F.C. Porto 2 – 0 Paços de Ferreira
32nd 2010 August 7, 2010 F.C. Porto 2 – 0 Benfica
33rd 2011 August 7, 2011 F.C. Porto 2 – 1 Vitória de Guimarães
34th 2012 August 11, 2012 F.C. Porto 1 – 0 Académica de Coimbra
35th 2013 August 10, 2013 F.C. Porto 3 – 0 Vitória de Guimarães
36th 2014 August 10, 2014 S.L. Benfica 3 - 2 (g.p) Rio Ave

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Coordinates: 40°38′51″N 8°35′37″W / 40.64750°N 8.59361°W / 40.64750; -8.59361