Estádio da Luz

64652 seats
Estádio da Luz
Official Stadium Name Estádio da Luz
Former Names
Alternative Names Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
A Catedral
Inauguration Date 25/10/2003
Opening Game SL Benfica 2-1 Nacional Mont.
Opening Game Date 25/10/2003
Attendance Record 65400
Record Match SL Benfica 2-1 Nacional Mont.
Record Date 25/10/2003
Design HOK Sport
Cost €165 million
Owner SL Benfica
Operator SL Benfica
Tenants SL Benfica (2003-present)
Primeira Liga
Pitch Dimension 105x68 meters
Surface Grass

Location and Contacts

Continent Europe
City Lisbon
Address Av. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, 1500-313, Lisbon
Coordinates 38° 45' 6" N - -9° 11' 3" W
Telephone +351 707 200 100
Website Official Website

In-Game Details

Category Real
Shadows Moderate
UT Quality Gold Common
Default Time 15:00
Camera Height 15
Camera Zoom 9
Customization Tifos
Stadium Themes
Home FIFA/FC Clubs SL Benfica
FIFA/FC Editions FC 24 | FC 25 | FIFA 09 | FIFA 10 | FIFA 14 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 23

In-Game Images

Real Images

In-Game Video

Real Video


Stadium History

The original Estádio da Luz was established in the year 1954. When opened it had a capacity to hold 120,000 spectators, making the stadium largest in Europe and third largest in the world in terms of capacity. The new ground was built just adjacent to the former home of Benfica, right in time to host the Euro 2004 final. It also hosted two UEFA Champions finals and was elected the most beautiful stadium of Europe in 2014. Architect Damon Lavelle, from HOK Sport Venue Event (now Populous), designed the stadium to focus on light and transparency. Its polycarbonate roof allows the sunlight to penetrate the stadium in order to illuminate it. The roof, which is supported by tie-beams of four steel arches, seems to float on the underlying tribunes. The arches are 43 metres (141′) high and help define the look of the stadium, after having been shaped to be similar to the wavy profile of its three tiers. The venue is also famous for Benfica’s unusual mascot, an eagle that flies over the pitch before each fixture.