Club: FC Porto | Opening: 2003 | Capacity: 50,431 seats
History and description
Estádio do Dragão was built to provide FC Porto with a modern home and Euro 2004 with one of its flagship venues. It replaced FC Porto’s old Estádio das Antas.
Estádio do Dragão is estimated to have cost €98 million. It officially opened on 16 November 2003 with a friendly between FC Porto and Barcelona (2-0), which was the debut of Lionel Messi in Barcelona’s first team.
During Euro 2004, Estadio do Dragao hosted the opening match, another two group matches, a quarter-final, and the semi-final between Greece and the Czech Republic (1-0).