Estádio da Luz officially named Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Lisbon, Portugal. It is commonly translated to English as "Stadium of Light", although inaccurately, as Luz refers not to "light" but to the original address of the stadium: Estrada da Luz.
The stadium is used mostly for football matches, hosting the home matches of Portuguese club S.L. Benfica, who own it. It is sometimes referred to as A Catedral (The Cathedral) or O Inferno da Luz.
It was opened on 25 October 2003 with an exhibition match between Benfica and Nacional of Montevideo. The previous Estádio da Luz with 120,000 seats was demolished in 2003, and the new stadium was built with a maximum capacity of 65,647 (64,642 in Primeira Liga matches). HOK Sport Venue Event (now Populous) designed the stadium to use as much natural light as possible.
The Estádio da Luz is a UEFA category four stadium and one of the biggest stadiums by capacity in Europe. It hosted several matches in the UEFA Euro 2004, including the final, and hosted the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final. In October 2014, it was elected as the most beautiful stadium of Europe, in an online poll by French newspaper L'Équipe.
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