Estádio do CD Aves

Coordinates: 41°22′01″N 8°24′42″W / 41.366932°N 8.411789°W / 41.366932; -8.411789

Estádio do CD das Aves is a multi-use stadium in Vila das Aves, Portugal. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Clube Desportivo das Aves. The stadium holds 8,560 people and was built in 1981.

Estádio do CD das Aves
Full nameEstádio do Clube Desportivo das Aves
LocationVila das Aves, Portugal
OwnerDesportivo das Aves
Capacity8560
Field size100 x 64 metres
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1981
Opened8 December 1981
Renovated2000
Tenants
Desportivo das Aves

It underwent many renovations during the new millennium especially in the year 2000, when Desportivo das Aves gained promotion to the Primeira Liga for the second time in their history. [1] When the stadium was built, there were 12,500 seats available, but it currently seats only 8,560 after the club decided to remove some of its seats.

The French national football team used the stadium as a training ground in preparation for UEFA Euro 2004. [2] The French side reached the quarter final stage of the competition after being knocked out of the tournament by eventual winners Greece thanks to a goal by Angelos Charisteas. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ II Liga 1999/2000; ZeroZero, 21 July 2012 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Selecções definem locais de estágio (Teams define location stages); Record, 6 January 2004 (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Slick Greece shock EURO holders France; UEFA.com, 25 June 2004

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