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The Estádio Cidade de Barcelos is a multi-use stadium in Barcelos, Portugal. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It is the home of Primeira Liga side Gil Vicente.

Estádio Cidade de Barcelos
Estádio Cidade de Barcelos.jpg
Full nameEstádio Cidade de Barcelos
LocationBarcelos, Portugal
OwnerMunicipality of Barcelos
Capacity12,504
Field size106 x 68 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built2004
Opened30 May 2004
Tenants
Gil Vicente

The stadium is able to hold 12,504 people and was built in 2004.[1] It opened on 30 May 2004.[2] The inaugural game saw Gil Vicente lose 2-1 to Uruguayan side Nacional de Montevideo. It replaced Estadio Adelino Ribeiro Novo which was Gil's home ground from its establishment in the 1920s until 2004. The stadium is a UEFA Category C ground which allows for European and international games to be played there.

It held two matches of the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, Serbia & Montenegro 0-1 Germany and Portugal 0-2 Serbia & Montenegro.

Portugal national football teamEdit

The next national team match was held in the stadium.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cidade de Barcelos" [City of Barcelos] (in Portuguese). 24 March 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Historia do estádio" [History of the stadium] (in Portuguese). 24 March 2012. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012.

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