Estádio Municipal de Aveiro
|Full name||Estádio Municipal de Aveiro|
|Owner||Municipality of Aveiro|
|Field size||105 x 68 m|
|Construction cost||€62 million|
|Beira-Mar (2003–2015) |
Beira-Mar U19 (2015–Present)
The Estádio Municipal de Aveiro is a football stadium in Aveiro, Portugal. It was designed for the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament by Portuguese architect Tomás Taveira. It has a capacity of 32,830 spectators, making it the fifth largest football stadium in Portugal.
Amongst the most notable football games at the venue are two matches of the UEFA Euro 2004 championship, five matches of the Portugal national team, and seven matches of the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (Portuguese Super Cup).
Estádio Municipal de Aveiro Stadium has an ambitious design that combines a simple and endearing shape with a liveliness of colours of every kind throughout the entire stadium. Therefore, the stadium conveys a sensation of jolliness that has a positive effect on the celebration of sports events. It was the intuition of architect Tomás Taveira to introduce intense tonality colours to the exterior of the stadium and to subsequently give a feeling of motion and a spectacular visual effect. Therefore, the stadium resembles a big toy for children with lots a coloured parts gathered together.
The stadium's polychromy and dynamism is also reflected on the interior where four tribunes contain a curvilinear profile and multicoloured seats that characterize the stadium. The seats have different colours that are distributed in a random way. Red, green, yellow, blue, white, and black seats offer an original and chromatic animation and a strong feeling of dynamism and cheerfulness - even when the stadium is empty it looks as if the party has already started.The intentional use of different colours is also reflected in the most detailed aspects, from the entrance gates, to the pillars and supporting beams. Even the walls at the inner ambience are coloured.
The roof also contributes to the harmonization process by making the stadium look like a big toy. It contains sharply red steel pylons that uphold sky-blue edges. From a more formal point of view, the slightly waved roof unifies the curved course of the underlying tribunes that offer a view over the pylons and its steel tie-beams.
UEFA Euro 2004
The following UEFA Euro 2004 - Group D - matches were held in the stadium:
|15 June 2004||Czech Republic vs Latvia||2–1|
|19 June 2004||Netherlands vs Czech Republic||2–3|
Portugal national football team
The following national team matches were held in the stadium.
|1.||15 November 2003||1–1||Greece||Friendly|
|2.||8 October 2005||2–1||Liechtenstein||World Cup 2006 qualification|
|3.||20 August 2008||5–0||Faroe Islands||Friendly|
|4.||29 March 2011||2–0||Finland||Friendly|
|5.||7 September 2014||0–1||Albania||Euro 2016 qualifying|
|6.||7 October 2016||6–0||Andorra||World Cup 2018 qualification|
Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira finals
The following Portuguese Super Cup finals took place at this stadium:
|31st||2009||9 August 2009||FC Porto||2–0||F.C. Paços de Ferreira|
|32nd||2010||7 August 2010||FC Porto||2–0||S.L. Benfica|
|33rd||2011||7 August 2011||FC Porto||2–1||Vitória de Guimarães|
|34th||2012||11 August 2012||FC Porto||1–0||Académica de Coimbra|
|35th||2013||10 August 2013||FC Porto||3–0||Vitória de Guimarães|
|36th||2014||10 August 2014||S.L. Benfica||0–0
|Rio Ave FC|
|38th||2016||7 August 2016||S.L. Benfica||3–0||SC Braga|
|39th||2017||5 August 2017||S.L. Benfica||3–1||Vitória de Guimarães|
|40th||2018||4 August 2018||FC Porto||3–1||CD Aves|
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