Estádio do Bessa

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Estádio do Bessa
Estádio do Bessa panorama.jpg
Full name Estádio do Bessa
Location Porto, Portugal
Owner Boavista
Capacity 28,263[1]
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Artificial Turf
Construction
Built 1911
Opened 1911, 30 December 2003
Renovated 1969-1972,1999-2003
Construction cost €31 million
Architect Grupo 3 and Arquitectos Associados
Tenants
Boavista

The Estádio do Bessa (now Estádio do Bessa XXI) is a football stadium located in the Boavista area of Porto, Portugal, used by Boavista.

Like other stadiums used in Euro 2004, the Bessa is a new ground, but built on top of the old stands, and each one of them was built at a time, which allowed Boavista to continue playing there. The former 'Campo do Bessa' existed on the same place as the new stadium since 1911. It cost 45,164,726 to build, from which €7,785,735 were supported from the Portuguese state, and has an all-seater capacity of 28,263. Plans for improvement actually existed before the organization of the Euro 2004 was given to Portugal in 1999, and by then the first works were already underway. It was designed by Grupo3 arquitectura.

Euro 2004 Matches[edit]

Date Result Round
16 June 2004  Greece 1–1  Spain Group A
19 June 2004  Latvia 0–0  Germany Group D
22 June 2004  Denmark 2–2  Sweden Group C

Portugal national football team[edit]

The following national team matches were held in the stadium.

# Date Score Opponent Competition
1. 16 November 1988 1–0  Luxembourg World Cup 1990 qualification
2. 19 June 1993 4–0  Malta World Cup 1994 qualification
3. 27 March 2002 1–4  Finland Friendly
4. 7 October 2006 3–0  Azerbaijan Euro 2008 qualifying

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°09′44″N 8°38′34″W / 41.16222°N 8.64278°W / 41.16222; -8.64278