José Alvalade Stadium
Address: Rua Professor Fernando da Fonseca, 1501-806 Lisboa, Portugal
Telephone: (+351) 217 516 000
Ticket Office: (+351) 30 997 1906
StadiumTours: (+351) 217 516 164
Pitch Size: 105m x 68m
Pitch Type: Natural grass
Club Nickname: Leões/Verde e brancos
Year Ground Opened: 2003
Undersoil Heating: No
Shirt Sponsors: NOS
Home Kit: Green and white
Away Kit: Black
The José Alvalade Stadium is one of the grounds built for the purpose of hosting Euro 2004. It has been able to offer Sporting Lisbon a modern home that is capable of taking in more than 50,000 fans. Just like many other continental grounds built for hosting football, this stadium has a bowl style with four stands and two tiers. The North stand is maintained exclusively for home supporters, while the West stand houses some of the important sections of the ground like the changing rooms and dugouts.
What is it like for visiting supporters?
The visiting supporters will predominantly sit in the south stand. All visiting supporters will appreciate the outstanding facilities at the ground. These are not limited to just the food and drinks which are available just outside and inside the stadium. One can also appreciate Sporting Lisbon playing on this pitch, as the views are unhindered.
The Sporting Lisbon stadium is quite easy to reach by car. It is located just on the E1 motorway. In order to get to the stadium, one has to take the exit 5 Campo Grande. Since the ground is located only about 7 km away from the city centre of Lisbon, it is very connected through a variety of roads. The ground is also just 2 km away from Estádio da Luz – the home of Benfica.
One can enter the following address in the satnav: Rua Professor Fernando da Fonseca, Apartado 4120, 1501-806 Lisboa
Once at the José Alvalade stadium, fans will be able to use the underground car park, which is quite spacious and large. There are also parking options near the ground if this underground car park is full. If someone is travelling by air, they would be getting to the Lisbon Portela Airport, which is only a few miles from the Sporting Lisbon ground.
By train or metro
For a stadium located in the centre of the Portuguese capital, it is not surprising that Sporting Lisbon has near ground well connected through trains running from across Europe. For those who want to get from the centre of the city to the ground using the Metro, the choice would be the green or yellow line. This can be used to get off at the Campo Grande Station, which is just outside the stadium.
The ticket prices at José Alvalade Stadium depend on a number of factors like the opposition, time of the season, membership status, seating position, and more. During every match, the club provides a small number of tickets at €5 but landing one of them can be quite difficult. The cheapest tickets that are available on a regular basis would be €17 and they would be located high up in the stands. The best seats in the ground would cost €42, and these are seats located on either side of the pitch.
Sporting CP fixture List (redirects you to the BBC site)
Sporting Lisbon were able to build this new ground only after the century. This results in a decent quality and quantity of disabled facilities. For example, there are 50 seats for disabled spectators who will also get to easy access from the parking levels. There are also special restroom facilities for disabled people. One of the features useful for disabled fans would be the ability to take a companion, whose entry is available at a concessional rate. One can also enter the stadium with a wheelchair thanks to special entry points in the level I parking zone.
A tour of the José Alvalade Stadium is available from Sporting CP. It provides an extensive highlight of the club’s history. The tour of one of the largest grounds in Portugal is provided at specific times of the day. The tour can be customised to include the museum. For a tour of the stadium alone, fans will have to shell around €8 while combining the museum tour will take the price up to €14.
Sporting CP v Real Madrid in 2016