Estádio Municipal de Águeda

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Municipal Stadium of Águeda
Estádio Municipal de Águeda
Coordinates 40°33′44.54″N 8°26′30.45″W / 40.5623722°N 8.4417917°W / 40.5623722; -8.4417917
Capacity 10,000
Opened 2003

The Municipal Stadium of Águeda (Portuguese: Estadio Municipal de Águeda) is a multiuse stadium located in the civil parish of Borrolha, in the municipality of Águeda, in the Portuguese district of Aveiro.

History[edit]

Open in 2003, the stadium has a capacity for 10,000 people. Primarily used as venue for football matches, it is the home stadium of Recreio Desportivo de Águeda.[1] The Recreio had for several years used the Campo de Venda Nova, until April 1974, when the field Redolho was acquired.[1] The purchase of the lands were initiated by professor Marques de Queirós, then president of the municipal authority.[1] This was the beginning of a "golden" era for association football in Águeda, when the team was ranked as one of the best national clubs, responsible for exporting notable players to other countries and culminating it the clubs ascension to 1st Division in 1982-1983.[1]

In 2004 it was the venue for a friendly match between the Portuguese national football team and the Luxembourg national squad, on 29 May.

Architecture[edit]

The municipal stadium is situated parallel the Souto River fronting various pasturelands and cultivated parcels, nearby the Palace of Borralha. The stadium includes grass pitch with central, covered bleacher, as well as bunks to the north and west.

The former-trainer Mico Figueiredo once indicated that municipal pitch is the greatest adversary of whom presents a quality game, on the eve of the 1st Division district championship.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d História (in Portuguese), Águeda, Portugal: Recreio de Águeda, 2016 
  2. ^ Recreio de Águeda: Relvado do Estádio Municipal “é adversário” (in Portuguese), Águeda, Portugal: Região de Águeda, 18 September 2013