Key facts

Club: Vitória SC (Vitória de Guimarães) | Opening: 1965 | Capacity: 30,000 seats

History and description

Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, then still called Estádio Municipal de Guimarães, opened in 1965.

The stadium underwent a first major redevelopment in 1991 in preparation of the sub-21 World Cup. Twelve years later, it got further expanded and renovated for the Euro 2004 Championships.

The redeveloped Estádio D. Afonso Henriques reopened on the 25th of July 2003 with a friendly match between Vitória and Kaiserslautern.

During the Euro 2004 tournament, the stadium hosted two group matches.

Getting there

Estádio D. Afonso Henriques is located in central Guimarães, just north-east of Guimarães’ historic city centre.

The stadium lies at walking distance from practically any point in the small city of Guimarães. It takes only a few minutes to get there from the historic city centre, about 10 minutes from Guimarães Castle, and about 15 minutes from Guimarães’ train station, which lies south of the centre.

There is a direct train service between the city and Porto.

Address: Rua de S. Gonçalo, Apartado 505, 4810 Guimarães

Eat, drink, and sleep

Estadio D. Afonso Henriques is located conveniently on the edge of Guimarães city centre, which means that there are plenty of bars and restaurants at short walking distance of the stadium.

The same is true for hotels. Click here for an overview of hotels near Estadio Afonso Henriques, which include an Ibis, the well-rated Hotel Toural, and various hostels.

Tickets

Tickets for Vitória matches can be bought at the club shop at the stadium, or at the club shop at Espaço Guimarães shopping centre in the north-west of Guimarães.

Tickets can also be bought on the gate on the day of the match.

Vitória have decent attendances, among the highest after Portugal’s big three, but rarely sell out.

Ticket prices depend on the opponent. They generally range between €10.00 and €20.00, but can be raised for high-profile matches to between €25.00 and €75.00.

Stadium tours

Vitória organise guided stadium tours that include access to the VIP areas, press room, presidential box, and players tunnel. The tour costs €5.00.

For further information and bookings email visitas@vitoriasc.pt or call +351 253 520 930.

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Relevant Internet links

Vitoriasc.pt – Official website of Vitória SC.
Guimaraesturismo.com – Tourism website of the city of Guimarães.
CP.pt – Check train times and fares.