Power-Ranking World Football's 50 Best Stadiums. Estadio Da Luz (Stadium of Light): Lisbon, Portugal Opened: 2003 Capacity: 65,000+ Tenants: SL Benfica, 2014 UEFA Champions League Final One of the three top stadiums in Portugal and the home of the nation's most successful club, Benfica, the Estadio da Luz is a marvelous venue for the world of football. In the years to come it will continue to be a benchmark for many of the new stadiums that are being built throughout Europe.
Panorama of Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal. It is the home stadium of association football club S.L. Benfica. The stadium, which has a capacity of 65,400, opened in October 2003, and has hosted several major games, including final of the 2004 European Championship. The name translates to "Stadium of Light", a common theme in Portuguese Catholicism. It replaced an older, larger stadium, also called Estádio da Luz. Photo: Massimo Catarinella