Futebol Campus

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Caixa Futebol Campus
Centro de Estágio do Seixal
Location Seixal, Portugal
Coordinates 38°38′26″N 09°05′31″W / 38.64056°N 9.09194°W / 38.64056; -9.09194Coordinates: 38°38′26″N 09°05′31″W / 38.64056°N 9.09194°W / 38.64056; -9.09194
Owner S.L. Benfica
Operator S.L. Benfica S.A.D.
Capacity 2,720[1]
Acreage 37
Surface Grass (3)
Synthetic turf (3)
Built 2005
Opened 22 September 2006
Renovated 2013
Expanded 2014
Construction cost €15,000,000
Architect Pedro George
Isabel Pessoa
S.L. Benfica
S.L. Benfica B
S.L. Benfica Juniors
and all other youth levels
Caixa Futebol Campus

Caixa Futebol Campus is the training center of S.L. Benfica. It has six pitches (three of synthetic turf) and holds 2,720 covered seats. It is mainly used by the senior squad and the youth teams. It is sponsored by a Portuguese bank company, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, hence the name.[2]


The complex has a building consisting of a 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 Benfica TV was launched, the complex gained a TV studio as well. Its total area is about 15 hectares.

The infrastructure was expanded to accommodate all the Benfica's youth levels, but in particular 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.[3] 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.[4]

As part of the expansion three new pitches will be created, one of them with a capacity of 572. The campus' total area will increase to approximately 18.5 hectares.[5]


  1. ^ "Liga Portugal". ligaportugal.pt. 
  2. ^ "Caixa Futebol Campus". slbenfica.pt. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  3. ^ New Caixa Futebol Campus stand adds 1.188 seats (pt-PT) December 6 2013
  4. ^ Second League: Benfica B 3-1 Porto B December 6 2013
  5. ^ Caixa Futebol Campus expansion (pt-PT) September 13 2013

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