Estádio do Restelo
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The Estádio do Restelo is a multi-purpose stadium in Lisbon, Portugal. The stadium has a capacity of 19,856 people and was built in 1956, in an old stone quarry. It is situated behind the Jerónimos Monastery in the Lisbon parish of Belém.
|Full name||Estádio do Restelo|
|Owner||Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses|
|Opened||23 September 1956|
|Architect||Carvalho de Melo|
It is currently used mostly for football matches, by first division club Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses, but also stages musical performances. The Pope John Paul II has also celebrated a mass there attended by more than 100.000 people.
The inauguration game was against Sporting Lisbon, and Belenenses won by 2-1. The first international match was against Stade de Reims, 2-0 for Belenenses. Finally, the first game counting for the Portuguese First Division was a Belenenses 5-1 Vitória de Setúbal.
As a music venueEdit
UEFA Women's Champions League FinalEdit
The stadium hosted the 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final.
Also in 2019, a solidarity game was played there between the women's team of Benfica and Sporting CP, organised by the Federação Portuguesa de Futebol and Belenenses, with the revenues reverting to Mozambique, after Cyclone Idai. The game established the new record of a women's match in Portugal, having an attendance of 15 000 people.
In 2011, the Portuguese soap opera, "Sedução" produced by TVI told the history of a fictional player of Belenenses and recorded some episodes at the stadium, including during game days.
International matches by the Portugal National Football TeamEdit
|1.||16 December 1962||3–1||Bulgaria||UEFA Euro 1964 Preliminary Round|
|2.||7 October 1980||1–1||United States||Friendly|
|3.||23 February 1983||1–0||West Germany||Friendly|
|4.||6 September 1984||1–0||Bulgaria||Friendly|
|5.||27 March 1996||1–0||Greece||Friendly|
|6.||12 October 2002||1–1||Tunisia||Friendly|
|7.||11 October 2003||5–3||Albania||Friendly|
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- "Liga Portugal". Ligaportugal.pt. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
- "Bootlegs". Pearl Jam Bootlegs. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
- "The Smashing Pumpkins Concert Setlist at Estadio do Restelo, Lisbon on October 4, 2000". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
- "02.07.2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers live at the Estadio Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal". Queen Concerts. 2 July 2005. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
- "BLITZ – The Killers em Portugal em Julho [actualizado]". Blitz.sapo.pt. 25 January 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
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