Estadio Municipal de Aveiro

Key facts

Club: none | Opening: 2003 | Capacity: 32,830 seats

History and description

Estádio Municipal de Aveiro was built to serve as a playing venue for the Euro 2004 tournament.

The stadium officially opened on 15 November 2003 with a friendly match between the national teams of Portugal and Greece.

Estádio Municipal de Aveiro was designed by architect Tomás Taveira. It stands out through its colourful design. Total construction costs amounted to €63 million.

During the 2004 European Championships, the stadium hosted two group matches.

Estádio Municipal de Aveiro is owned by the city of Aveiro, and its high maintenance costs have weighed heavily on local budgets. Voices have therefore gone up to tear the stadium down and replace it by a smaller one, but no plans have become concrete yet.

From 2003 to 2015, the stadium served as the home of Beira-Rio, but the stadium proved too large for the local club and in 2015 they moved back to their old home Estadio Mario Duarte, leaving Estadio Municipal de Aveiro without occupant.

How to get to Estadio Municipal de Aveiro

Estádio Municipal de Aveiro is located in the far north-east of the small city of Aveiro at an industrial zone next to the A25 motorway. It lies about 5.5 kilometres away from Aveiro’s historic city centre, and slightly less from its main train station.

Regular direct trains run to the city from Porto and Lisbon.

Address: Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, Lugar de Taboeira, 3804-508 Aveiro

Photos of Estadio Municipal de Aveiro

Relevant Internet links – Official website of SC Beira-Mar. – Aveiro tourism information.