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Estádio Municipal de Braga
Estádio Municipal de Braga (English: Braga Municipal Stadium—not used) is a football stadium in Braga, Portugal, with an all-seated capacity of 30,359, built in 2003 as the new home for the club Sporting Braga and as a Euro 2004 venue.
It has one of the most spectacular settings of any stadium in the world, as it was carved out of the Monte Castro hillside that overlooks the city of Braga. The enormous earthmoving process contributed heavily to its €83.1 million cost, more than any other EURO 2004 venue except for the new Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, which has more than twice the capacity of the new Braga stadium.
Unlike most major stadiums, Braga Municipal has stands only on the two sides of the field; the two end zones are backed with rock walls left behind from the construction process. A translucent canopy connects the two stands, completely covering the pitch and all of the seats.
The stadium was inaugurated on 30 December 2003.
- Information from official EURO 2004 site
- Information from official site of Portugal EURO 2004 stadium construction entity
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