Futebol Campus

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Caixa Futebol Campus
Centro de Estágio do Seixal
Masterplan os onze condominios privados, o centro de estagio, o palacete e o clube da Quinta da Trindade.jpg
Training center masterplan
Location Seixal, Portugal
Coordinates 38°38′26″N 09°05′31″W / 38.64056°N 9.09194°W / 38.64056; -9.09194Coordinates: 38°38′26″N 09°05′31″W / 38.64056°N 9.09194°W / 38.64056; -9.09194
Owner S.L. Benfica
Operator S.L. Benfica S.A.D.
Capacity 2,720[1]
Acreage 37
Surface Grass (3)
Synthetic turf (3)
Tenants
S.L. Benfica
S.L. Benfica B
S.L. Benfica Juniors
and all other youth levels
Construction
Built 2005
Opened 22 September 2006
Renovated 2013
Expanded 2014 (under construction)
Construction cost 15.000.000 €
Architect Pedro George
Isabel Pessoa
Website
Caixa Futebol Campus

The Caixa Futebol Campus is the training center of Portuguese multi-sport club S.L. Benfica. It has six pitches (three of synthetic turf) and holds 1,600 covered seats and is mainly used by the senior squad and the youth teams. It currently is sponsored by a Portuguese bank company, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, hence the name.[2]

The complex has a building consisting of an hotel with a capacity of 62 rooms, due to having the Youth Academy embedded in it. It also has two gyms, dressing rooms, swimming pools, jacuzzis, sauna, a cafeteria and an auditorium. After 2008, when BTV was launched, the complex gained a TV studio as well. Total area is about 15 hectares.

The infrastructure is currently being expanded to accommodate all the Benfica's youth levels, but in particularly the Benfica B team. A new stand was already constructed on the main field so the overall capacity has increased by 1188 seats to a maximum attendance of 2708.[3] Some additional changes were made at the presidential box, the press area, the control room, the location of the tourniquets and in the separation of the visiting supporters sector. The new stand was inaugurated on 1 December 2013.[4]
As part of the expansion three new pitches will be created, one of them with capacity to 572 people. Therefore total area will increase to approximately 18.5 hectares.[5]

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