Estádio da Luz


Europe, Portugal, Lisboa

Estádio da Luz was a multi-purpose stadium located in Lisbon, Portugal. It was used mostly for football (soccer) matches and hosted the home matches of S.L. Benfica. The stadium was able to hold a maximum of 120,000 people and opened on 1 December 1954. Some of the biggest attendances include a game against F.C. Porto in January 1987 with 135,000 people, the 1989–90 European Cup semi-final against Olympique de Marseille and the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship Final between Portugal and Brazil with 127,000 people each game. Demolition started in 2002 so the current Estádio da Luz could be built.