Estádio Municipal de Braga
Club: SC Braga | Opening: 2003 | Capacity: 30,154 seats
History and description
Estádio Municipal de Braga, since 2007 unofficially renamed Estádio AXA, was built to serve as a playing venue for the Euro 2004 Championships.
Estádio Municipal de Braga officially opened on the 30th of December 2003 with a friendly match between Braga and Celta de Vigo.
The stadium hosted two first round group matches during the Euro 2004 tournament.
Estádio Municipal de Braga was designed by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura and has received many plaudits for its daring design. It has been carved out of a rock at the site of a former quarry and only consists of two lateral stands, which are connected to each other by a number of steel strings.
Estádio Municipal de Braga is located in the north of the city of Braga, just over a kilometre from Braga’s city centre and half a kilometre more from the train station.
It is an approximate 15-minute walk from the centre to the stadium, slightly uphill.
Address: Parque Norte, Ap. 12, 4700-087 Braga
Eat, drink, and sleep
Estadio Municipal de Braga is located on the edge of the city with just some residential housing around. The city centre is close though and offers a reasonable variety of eating and drinking options.
There are neither hotels directly near the stadium, but a good few options in Braga’s city centre. Hotel Ibis Braga and the budget Braga POP Hostel are located closest. For all hotels near Estadio Municipal de Braga click here.
Tickets for SC Braga matches can be bought online, in person at the club office at Estádio 1º de Mayo (south of the city centre), at the SC Braga shop in shopping mall Braga Park (slightly east of the city centre), or at the socios centre at the small Galerias do Bingo shopping centre.
Tickets can also be bought at the stadium on the day of the match.
Tickets prices depend on the opponent, but tickets for a regular low-profile league match tend to go for €10.00.
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