Estádio Primeiro de Maio

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Estádio Primeiro de Maio (in English 1 May Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Braga, Portugal.

It was used mostly for football matches. The stadium has capacity to hold 28,800[1] people and was built in 1950. The first name of the Stadium was Estadio 28 de Maio (28 May Stadium) in memory of 28th May 1926 coup d'état. After the Carnation Revolution in 1974, it was changed to its current name.

After the opening of Estádio Municipal de Braga in 2003, for the UEFA Euro 2004, was used mainly in athletics competitions, and amateur football competitions, and youth of S.C. Braga. After the re-foundation of S.C. Braga reserves team in 2012, it suffered some improvement works to comply with the Segunda Liga requirements, with the capacity limited to 5,000 seats (in this competition).[2]

Portugal national football team[edit]

The following national team matches were held in the stadium.

# Date Score Opponent Competition
1. 19 January 1986 1–3  East Germany Friendly
2. 4 February 1987 1–0  Belgium Friendly
3. 22 January 1997 0–2  France Friendly
4. 15 November 2000 2–1  Israel Friendly
5. 20 November 2002[3] 2–0  Scotland Friendly
6. 6 June 2003 0–0  Paraguay Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldstadiums.com/europe/countries/portugal.shtml
  2. ^ Liga Portugal
  3. ^ "Scots sink in Portugal". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 November 2002. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 

Coordinates: 41°32′20″N 8°25′15″W / 41.5388°N 8.4209°W / 41.5388; -8.4209