Estadio de Alvalade, Lisbon

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Estádio José Alvalade is a football stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, home of Sporting Clube de Portugal, one of the "Big Three" clubs in Portugal. Having replaced the former Estádio José Alvalade (1956), it is the center of a complex called Alvalade XXI (which includes a mall called Alvaláxia with a 12-screen movie theater, a health club, the club's museum, a sports pavilion, a clinic, and an office building), designed by Portuguese architect Tomás Taveira. It was classified by UEFA as a 5-star stadium, enabling it to host finals of major UEFA events. The stadium – originally projected to hold only 40,000 spectators at any given time – has a capacity of 50,095 and was acoustically engineered as a venue for major concerts. The stadium has also a total of 1,315 underground parking spaces, including 30 for disabled spectators. Its official opening was on 6 August 2003 when Sporting played and beat Manchester United 3–1. It also hosted the 2005 UEFA Cup Final between Sporting and CSKA Moscow, which CSKA Moscow won 3–1. On the exterior, the stadium features multi-coloured tiles. Seats are also arranged in a random-looking colour mix.
The stadium hosted five matches of UEFA Euro 2004, one of them being the semi-final between Portugal and the Netherlands, which Portugal won 2–1.
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  • Estadio de Alvalade is home to Sporting Club de Portugal and is a beautiful stadium. The tour costs €14 and is definitely worth it. For football enthusiasts worth visiting. Entrance near the metro exit Campo Grande
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  • So very nice stadium and very nice team and supporters. Visit the stadium there are points to improve: Too bad we can not visit the locker room of the sporting only the opposing team. Too bad we can not put on the benches of the substitutes ..... In short full of little idea that it could take to big like real Madrid or other, after 14 m/pers it's going to be ok. a if he could clean the outside a little, it remained a stadium that is less 30 years anyway.
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  • THIS IS A FANTASTIC STADIUM. THE CLUB HAS A GREAT MUSEUM AND IF YOU TAKE THE TOUR YOU GET TO SIT ON THE BENCH, IN THE DIRECTORS LOUNGE, THE DRESSING ROOM, THE PRESS ROOM ETC. AS THE MUSEUM SHOWS THIS CLUB IS NOT JUST ABOUT FOOTBALL, AS THE NAME SUGGESTS "SPORTING" IS ABOUT SPORT FOR ALL AND THEY ARE INVOLVED IN SO MANY SPORTS.
  • I love soccer, I love stadiums, and this one is rightfully rated 5 stars by UEFA, and therefore also by me. Had sort of a private guide as me and my friend were the only English speaking persons, but guide was nice and informative. Museum is also nice
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