Estádio Municipal de Aveiro

The Estádio Municipal de Aveiro is a football stadium in Aveiro, Portugal. It was designed for the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament by Portuguese architect Tomás Taveira. It has a capacity of 32,830 spectators, making it the fifth largest football stadium in Portugal.

Estádio Municipal de Aveiro
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Full nameEstádio Municipal de Aveiro
LocationAveiro, Portugal
OwnerMunicipality of Aveiro
Field size105 x 68 m
OpenedSeptember 2003
Construction cost€62 million
ArchitectTomás Taveira
Beira-Mar (2003–Present)
Beira-Mar U19 (2015–Present)

Amongst the most notable football games at the venue are two matches of the UEFA Euro 2004 championship, five matches of the Portugal national team, and eleven matches of the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (Portuguese Super Cup).


Estádio Municipal de Aveiro Stadium has an ambitious design that combines a simple and endearing shape with a liveliness of colours of every kind throughout the entire stadium. Therefore, the stadium conveys a sensation of jolliness that has a positive effect on the celebration of sports events. It was the intuition of architect Tomás Taveira to introduce intense tonality colours to the exterior of the stadium and to subsequently give a feeling of motion and a spectacular visual effect. Therefore, the stadium resembles a big toy for children with lots a coloured parts gathered together.

The stadium's polychromy and dynamism is also reflected on the interior where four tribunes contain a curvilinear profile and multicoloured seats that characterize the stadium. The seats have different colours that are distributed in a random way. Red, green, yellow, blue, white, and black seats offer an original and chromatic animation and a strong feeling of dynamism and cheerfulness - even when the stadium is empty it looks as if the party has already started. Different colours are used in the stadium details, from the entrance gates, to the pillars and supporting beams. Even the walls at the inner ambience are coloured.

The roof also contributes to the harmonization process by making the stadium look like a big toy. It contains sharply red steel pylons that uphold sky-blue edges. From a more formal point of view, the slightly waved roof unifies the curved course of the underlying tribunes that offer a view over the pylons and its steel tie-beams.

UEFA Euro 2004Edit

The following UEFA Euro 2004 - Group D - matches were held in the stadium:

Date Match Score
15 June 2004   Czech Republic vs   Latvia 2–1
19 June 2004   Netherlands vs   Czech Republic 2–3

Portugal national football teamEdit

The following national team matches were held in the stadium.

# Date Score Opponent Competition
1. 15 November 2003 1–1   Greece Friendly
2. 8 October 2005 2–1   Liechtenstein World Cup 2006 qualification
3. 20 August 2008 5–0   Faroe Islands Friendly
4. 29 March 2011 2–0   Finland Friendly
5. 7 September 2014 0–1   Albania Euro 2016 qualifying
6. 7 October 2016 6–0   Andorra World Cup 2018 qualification

Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira finalsEdit

The following Portuguese Super Cup finals took place at this stadium:

Edition Season Date Winner Score Runner-up
31st 2009 9 August 2009 FC Porto 2–0 F.C. Paços de Ferreira
32nd 2010 7 August 2010 2–0 S.L. Benfica
33rd 2011 7 August 2011 2–1 Vitória de Guimarães
34th 2012 11 August 2012 1–0 Académica de Coimbra
35th 2013 10 August 2013 3–0 Vitória de Guimarães
36th 2014 10 August 2014 S.L. Benfica 0–0
3–2 (p)
Rio Ave FC
38th 2016 7 August 2016 3–0 SC Braga
39th 2017 5 August 2017 3–1 Vitória de Guimarães
40th 2018 4 August 2018 FC Porto 3–1 CD Aves
42nd 2020 23 December 2020 2–0 Benfica
43rd 2021 31 July 2021 Sporting CP 2–1 Braga


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Coordinates: 40°38′51″N 8°35′37″W / 40.64750°N 8.59361°W / 40.64750; -8.59361