Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa

Capacity10 000
Country Portugal
CityFigueira da Foz
ClubsAssociação Naval 1º de Maio
Inauguration 1953
Renovations 1997

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Description: Estádio Bento Pessoa

The ground was opened back in 1953 as the largest multi-use stadium of the town of Figueira da Foz. Initially it had a tarmac athletics track around the field of play, but this was removed during use. Plans to bring in fresh tartan track failed and so far it remains football-only, though still not football specific. And to add to that – it’s slowly dilapidating despite installment of seats in all sections.

To make things even worse, a fire consumed the club building in 1997, destroying not only offices and equipment, but also historical document like the centenary-old act of establishing the club. The municipality owns the venue, but Naval manage it since they moved back in recent years.

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