New stadiums: Sights from Lisbon and Madeira

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New stadiums: Sights from Lisbon and Madeira We’ve added three interesting stadiums from the Lisbon municipal region in Portugal and one more from the famous Madeira island. Some fantastic views from these stadiums!

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Estádio Municipal, Machico / Madeira (3,300)

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It’s the third most important stadium on the Madeira island and the most important one to have a running track since conversion of Estadio dos Barreiros to football-specific. It was built in the centre of Machico town in 1996 and in 2005 it was given a thorough redevelopment, including new field, track and main grandstand on the eastern side of the pitch.

 

Estádio Campo do Pragal, Almada / Lisbon metropolitan area (3,000)

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This amazingly located stadium lies just beside the famous Christ the King Sanctuary, along the avenue of his name. It serves the local Almada AC, club functioning on this side of the Lisbon metropolis since 1944.

Thanks to its placing and layout (with only two grandstands), the stadium is open towards the south and east, giving all spectators a panoramic view of Almada and the waters of River Tag’s estuary. Beside the stadium, slightly lower, there is a training field of Almada AC, also part of the precinct.

 

Caixa Futebol Campus, Seixal / Lisbon (2,708)

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In 2005 Benfica began creating their new training complex in eastern Seixal, south of Lisbon. The area covers 18.5 hectares and includes 6 full-sized football fields. Club facilities, including main stadium and a hotel, cover nearly all of eastern Seixal.

Central stadium of the complex can hold under 3,000 people. Initially it was planned for just over half of that size, but in 2013 it was expanded by a new south end with 1,224 seats.

 

Estádio Pina Manique, Lisbon (2,574)

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This historical stadium lies just under 2.5km south-west from Portugal’s biggest arena, Estádio da Luz. And though the multi-sport club Casa Pia is just 16 years older than giants Benfica, they never managed to compete in terms of popularity.

Currently their stadium offers spaces for spectators only in the west as eastern and southern embankments are covered with grass. Former running track met a similar fate, now entirely taken by grass. However, there are two modern football training fields just outside the stadium.

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