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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 May, 2004, 12:19 GMT 13:19 UK
Venues Guide - Lisbon Luz
ESTADIO DA LUZ

  • Venue Capacity: 65,000
  • Cost: 78.1m
  • Home Club: Benfica

  • Home to Portuguse giants Benfica, and known as 'The Cathedral' by their fans, the revamped stadium plays host to the Euro 2004 final on 4 July.

    The Estadio Da Luz, or Stadium of Light, was designed by the architects who produced Sydney's Stadium Australia for the 2000 Olympics.

    And they made sure the venue lived up to its name, using natural light as much as possible.

    The stadium, Portugal's largest, has 55 bars and 150 corporate boxes.


    Focus on Lisbon

    The Portuguese capital, which spreads over a series of hills on the north bank of the River Tagus, is famed for its busy nightlife - and a wide choice of restaurants, bars and clubs.

    You can hear traditional fado singing, Portugal's version of the blues, in more than 30 venues although tourists should check admission prices.

    Lisbon also boasts one of Europe's coolest nightspots, Lux, part-owned by actor John Malkovich.

    The region as a whole includes the romantic town of Sintra with its Moorish castle, and the cosmopolitan resorts of Cascais and Estoril.


    Fixtures (Kick-off times BST)
    Sun 13 June: France v England 1945
    Wed 16 June: Russia v Portugal 1945
    Mon 21 June: Croatia v England 1945

    Quarter-finals
    Thu 24 June: Winner A v Runner-up B 1945

    Final
    Sun 4 July: Semi-final 1 v Semi-final 2 1945






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