|Centro de Estágio do Seixal|
Training center masterplan
|Operator||S.L. Benfica S.A.D.|
Synthetic turf (3)
S.L. Benfica B
S.L. Benfica Juniors
and all other youth levels
|Opened||22 September 2006|
|Expanded||2014 (under construction)|
|Construction cost||15.000.000 €|
|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.
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. 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.
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.
- "Caixa Futebol Campus". slbenfica.pt. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- New Caixa Futebol Campus stand adds 1.188 seats (pt-PT) December 6 2013
- Second League: Benfica B 3-1 Porto B December 6 2013
- Caixa Futebol Campus expansion (pt-PT) September 13 2013