Hanging by the Football directs his gaze to one of the most important stadiums in the world: Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. Host Benfica and the Portuguese national football team, This exhibition is one of the most traditional temples in Europe. In fact, until its demolition in 2003, It was considered the largest stadium in Europe, with a capacity of more than 120.000 people.
Da Luz Stadium gets its name from the parish of the same neighborhood where it is located in the capital Lisbon. Its opening comes from 1 from December to 1954 (Lusa day national holiday) in a duel against Porto. The original capacity was 40.000 plazas, although several reforms later came to be put 135.000 spectators in another match against Porto 1987, or more of 127.000 at the end of World Youth 1991, He is facing the teams of Brazil and Portugal.
In 1967, It was the venue for the final of the European Cup, they played Celtic and Inter, and it ended with victory escocesa.En, Eusebio showed the world all their ball skills. In 2003, It was demolished and replaced by the new Stadium of Light on the occasion of Euro 2004 finals in Portugal. The inaugural match was a friendly played Benfica and Nacional with Portuguese victory 2-1. Nuno Gomes was in charge of the brand new bookmark.
One of the special features of this gigantic stadium is the flight Victoria eagle, Lisbon authentic emblem equipment. This eagle is flying out the dispute before each match at, and according to legend, when it is given twice around the enclosure, the home team wins, whereas if it's just a, Victory falls visitor side.
At Euro, Da Luz Stadium hosted the final between Greeks and Portuguese, which he ended with the surprising victory helena. This new Stadium of Light has a capacity of 65.647 seats and is listed as 5 stars by UEFA. It will host the final of the Champions 2014.