Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
* Address: Rua José Maria Nicolau, Lisbon
* Country: Portuguese Republic
* Capacity: 64,000
* Opened: 25 October 2003
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Benfica (football)
Extra stadium info – Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
The construction costs of the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, which is also known as the Estádio da Luz, were €162 million. It hosted the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship final between the Hellenic Republic and the Portuguese Republic. The Hellenic Republic, also known as Greece, won the European championship for national football teams for the first time in their history after beating Portugal. The venue also hosted the 2014 UEFA Champions League final between Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid, the first-ever final of the tournament between two clubs from Madrid. 60,000 people attended the match, which was won by the world famous club Real Madrid.
Sport Lisboa e Benfica, also known as Águias (Eagles), use the stadium for home games. They won the European championship for football clubs in 1961 and in 1962. The following years, they lost the final of the European championship several times. Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting Clube de Portugal became the first three Portuguese sports clubs with 1 million followers on their main social media page. In 1958, Sporting Clube de Portugal became the first club with 10 Portuguese top-flight football league titles. Benfica followed in 1960 and FC Porto followed in 1988.