Estadio Jose Alvalade – Sporting Clube de Portugal
Sporting Lisbon football club is based at the Estadio José Alvalade football ground, located in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. The team plays in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, and is one of the most successful Portuguese football clubs.
The stadium was designed by architect Tomás Taveira who also worked on other Euro 2004 stadiums in Portugal. The vibrant colors (mainly green and yellow) and wave-like roof are features of the new stadium.
Estádio José Alvalade officially opened on the 6th of August 2003 with a friendly between Sporting and Manchester United. During the European Championships, it hosted three first round group matches, a quarter final, and the semi-final.
Sporting Lisbon it is one of the “Três Grandes” football clubs in Portugal, with Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Futebol Clube do Porto.
Some offer (free) shuttle transportation from Portela Airport.
Club — Sporting Clube de Portugal, Sporting Lisbon, Sporting CP
Club Colours — Green and White
Nickname Sporting Lisbon — Leões (Lions), Verde-e-Brancos (Green’n’Whites)
League — Primeira Liga
Founded — July 1, 1906
Stadium — Estádio José Alvalade
Capacity — 52,000 seats
Opened — 2003
Address — Rua Professor Fernando da Fonseca, Liboa Portugal
Website — Sporting Clube de Portugal
Location of Estadio Jose Alvalade Stadium — the football ground of Sporting Club Lisbon is located north of Lisboa city centre, around 7 kilometres from Lisbon’s Baixa historic centre and only two kilometres from Lisbon’s other major stadium, Estadio da Luz, home of Benfica Lisbon.
By Metro — José Alvalade stadium can easily be reached by underground or subway. Metro yellow line and green line from the historic centre gets you to Campo Grande, this station is located next to the stadium. You can get the Yellow line from Marques de Pombal in the city centre.
Nearest airport — the closest international airport is Lisbon Portela. The nearest train station to Lisbon airport is Oriente in the Parque das Nações district, which is a short taxi ride away. It’s the main train station of Lisbon and also a bus and metro hub. The city’s most central station is Rossio train station, located downtown Lisbon right between Rossio and Restauradores squares. From here the Green line runs 9 stops to Campo Grande in around 20 mins.
By Bus — a number of buses that run to the stadium including lines 1, 3, 46, 77 and 101.
By Car — the football stadium is situated next to the E1 motorway. Exit 5 Campo Grande leads you to the ground.