Estádio do Restelo

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Estádio do Restelo
Lisboa Estadio do Restelo Belem September 2013 aerial view.jpg
Full name Estádio do Restelo[1]
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Owner Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses
Capacity 19,856[2]
Construction
Built 1956
Opened 23 September 1956
Architect Carvalho de Melo

The Estádio do Restelo is a multi-purpose stadium in Lisbon, Portugal. The stadium has a capacity of 19,856 people and was built in 1956, in an old stone quarry. It is situated behind the world-renowned Jerónimos Monastery in the Lisbon parish of Belém.

It is currently used mostly for football matches, by first division club Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses, but also stages musical performances. The Pope João Paulo II had also celebrate a mass there assisted by more than one hundred thousand people (100.000).

As a music venue[edit]

On 23 May 2000, American hard rock band Pearl Jam recorded a live album at the stadium.[3]

On 4 October The Smashing Pumpkins played in the stadium during the Sacred and Profane Tour, their last one before the band's breakup latter that year.[4]

Queen + Paul Rodgers performed at the stadium during their tour on 2 July 2005, being the first Queen show in Portugal and the first stadium show in 19 years for the band.[5]

On 18 July 2009 The Killers, Duffy, Mando Diao, Brandi Carlile, The Walkmen and Bettershell made the lineup for the Lisbon's 15th edition of Super Bock Super Rock festival, held at the stadium.[6]

UEFA Women's Champions League Final[edit]

Stadium with surroundings

The stadium hosted the 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final.

Curiosity[edit]

In 2011, the portuguese soap opera "Sedução" produced by TVI told the history of a fictional player of Belenenses so some episodes were recorded at the stadium, including in game days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visiting the Estádio do Restelo". Football-Weekends. Lucas Laermans. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Liga Portugal". Ligaportugal.pt. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Bootlegs". Pearl Jam Bootlegs. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  4. ^ "The Smashing Pumpkins Concert Setlist at Estadio do Restelo, Lisbon on October 4, 2000". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  5. ^ "02.07.2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers live at the Estadio Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal". Queen Concerts. 2005-07-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  6. ^ "BLITZ – The Killers em Portugal em Julho [actualizado]". Blitz.sapo.pt. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 

Coordinates: 38°42′10″N 9°12′28″W / 38.70278°N 9.20778°W / 38.70278; -9.20778