Home of football club SL Benfica is the Estádio da Luz known officially as ‘Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica’, it is a purpose-built football stadium situated in Lisbon, Portugal. The stadium opened in 2003 coinciding with the redevelopment of football stadia in Portugal in order to host the 2004 European Championship. The stadium is Portugal's largest capacity stadium, it has a seating capacity of around 65,000. The stadium is bowl-shaped with wavy stands and a roof that allows for maximum sunlight to the pitch. The stadium has hosted many high profile football matches, including the 2014 Champions League Final.
The stadium is to the north of Lisbon city centre. If travelling by car, take the exit for ‘Benfica’ on the E1 motorway, the stadium is visible from the motorway. Buses that travel to the stadium are lines 703, 726, 729, 750, 765, 767, 768, and 799. They stop at either ‘Colégio Militar’ or the ‘Estrada da Luz’ stop. which are both next to the stadium. If travelling by metro, take the blue line from city centre locations to the ‘Estádio da Luz’ stop.
Opening Times and Admission
The best way to experience the stadium is to attend a match, Benfica plays a minimum of 19 matches at the stadium from August to May. Tickets can be purchased for a game online or from the ticket office at the stadium, these range from 20 euros to 60 euros. The club also runs a guided tour around the stadium, these run every half an hour between 10am-6pm daily; except for match days. The tour costs 10 euros per person.