Estádio do Restelo
Club: CF Os Belenenses | Opening: 1956 | Capacity: 25,000 seats
History and description
Estádio do Restelo opened on the 23rd of September 1956 with a match between Belenenses and Sporting (2-1). Two days later, Belenenses hosted Stade de Reims for the first match under floodlights.
The oval-shaped stadium could hold about 44,000 spectators at that time, and later got expanded to about 60,000 places. The stadium recorded its record attendance in 1975 when it was filled to capacity for a match versus Benfica.
Only small renovations have been performed in recent years, most of all the conversion of the stadium into an all-seater, resulting in a significant reduction in capacity.
Estádio do Restelo is centrally located in the Belém area at only a few minutes walking from such sights as the Torre de Belém and Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.
The stadium can be reached with tram 15 (direction Algés), which can be taken from Praça Figueira or Praça Comércio in Lisbon’s historic centre. Trams run regularly and it takes about 25 minutes to reach stop Belém.
Alternatively, you can take a train from Cais do Sodré station, also in the historic centre. Take a train to Cascais, though make sure it stops in Belém (not all do). The journey only takes 8 minutes.
Address: Estádio do Restelo, 1449-015 Lisboa
Eat, drink, and sleep
Estádio do Restelo is located in the touristic Belém area with accompanying eating and drinking options.
Tickets for Belenenses matches can be bought at the ticket windows of the stadium from two hours before the match. Tickets cost either €8.00, €10.00, or €12.00.
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