Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa
|City||Figueira da Foz|
|Clubs||Associação Naval 1º de Maio|
Estádio Bento Pessoa – stadium description
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make things even worse, a fire consumed the club building in 1997, destroying not only offices and equipment, but also historical document like the centenary-old act of establishing the club.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.