Estadio do Dragao Football Stadium – FC Porto in Portugal
Porto football club is based at the Estádio do Dragão or Stadium of the Dragon football ground, located in Oporto Portugal. The team plays in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, and is one of the most successful Portuguese football clubs.
The stadium with its spectacular transparent roof was built on the site of the old Antas stadium and is part of the Sport City redevelopment project in the city. The Estádio das Dragão stadium was designed by architect Manuel Salgado and hosts also as a venue for concerts and other events. UEFA has classified it as a four-star stadium and was officially opened on the 16th of November 2003 with a friendly between FC Porto and FC Barcelona (Camp Nou).
The complex includes a conference centre, leisure facilities, shopping areas and restaurants, all linked to the public areas at different levels in the stands. The stadium has two rotating giant screens, one at each end. On non-match days, the screens are turned to face the plaza around the stadium and the Via de Cintura Interna ring road, one of the busiest thoroughfares in the city.
The stadium’s has also it’s own private television channel operated by the club, showing interviews and other features around the complex. FC Porto offers guided stadium tours that include the presidential box, changing rooms and dugouts.
Club — FC Porto, Futebol Clube do Porto
Club Colours — Blue and White
Nickname FC Porto — Dragões (The Dragons) / Azuis e Brancos (Blue and White)
Founded — September 28, 1893
Stadium — Estádio do Dragão (Dragon Stadium or Stadium of the Dragon)
Capacity — 50,399 seats
Opened — 2003
Address — Via Futebol Clube do Porto, 4350415, Porto Portugal
Website — FC Porto
Location of Estadio do Dragao Stadium — the football ground of FC Porto is located north east of the city centre, 4 km from the old historic center and Boavista district.
The stadium lies directly adjacent to the motorway that circles the heart of the city (Via de Cintura Interna).
By Metro : The dragon stadium can easily be reached by underground or subway. Metro line A, B, E and F, which can all be boarded just north of the historic centre, will take you the ground. The stadium has its own metro stop which can be directly reached from the Campanhã train station in just 5 minutes.
By Train : Intercity and Alfa Pendular trains arrive at the Porto Campanha station, located on the eastern edge of the city, about 2km or 1,25 miles from the city centre. From Campanha, you can connect with local Urbanos trains to the city centre station of Sao Bento.
By Bus : bus line 21 and 78 takes you from the city centre to the football temple.
Nearest airport — the closest international airport is Porto Sá Carneiro Airport OPO. The airport is linked direct to the stadium by metro line E (Dark Blue).