Sporting Clube Farense, simply known as Farense is a Portuguese professional football club based in Faro in the district of Faro, who play in the Segunda Liga. The club currently competes in the 2013–14 Segunda Liga, after promotion from the Segunda Divisão at the end the 2012–13 season. The Leões de Faro played at the Estádio de São Luís for 94 years from 1910. The club moved stadium in 2004 to the newly constructed Estádio Algarve which was built for the purpose of hosting matches at UEFA Euro 2004. The Faro side moved back to the Estádio de São Luís in 2013 after it gained promotion to the Segunda Liga. As a result of their promotion, the Estádio de São Luís underwent major renovations to improve its facilities.
SC Farense stadium Estádio Algarve is a UEFA 4-star rating and was built for UEFA Euro 2004 were it had the likes of Spain, Greece, Russia, Holland and Sweden played there which was a sellout of tickets with the stadium capacity full up with 30,000 people watching the game. Portugal has also played 2 matches there, a friendly with England and a qualifying game for the world cup 2006 against Luxembourg. Usually the stadium holds important Portuguese matches like the Portuguese SuperCup and the Carlsberg Cup Final. The stadium has also been used for other important events as Algarve Summer Festival and Rally de Portugal.