Designed by Miguel Jacobetty Rosa in 1939, the National Stadium was inaugurated on the 10th of June 1944 by António de Oliveira Salazar.
Since then, the stadium, that has today a capacity for approximately 37.500 spectators, has been the stage of numerous sporting events, musical shows and various types of events.
In 1967, the stadium received the Champions Cup Final, which came to be won by Celtic FC's Lisbon Lions to Inter Milan (2-1). It is usually the stage of the Taça de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) final, considered the "queen event" of Portuguese football.
- 105X68 m natural grass playing field with artificial illumination
- 400 m Athletics Track with 8 corridors
- Long and Triple Jump areas
- Ditch for Obstacle Racing
- 6 locker rooms
- Auditorium/Conference Room
- 3 Parking lots for 5.000 vehicles
Football pitch: Every day, from 8h00 to 22h00
Athletics Track: According to the table below.
The availability of the athletics track is always conditioned to the performance of games and other events that take place in the National Stadium.
Check the CDNJ Facebook page to see if there are any games or events that can cause the unavailability of the track at a certain date.
In order to respond to the different types of athletes who use the athletics track of the National Stadium, different schedules were established for the different groups.
High-achieving practitioners and national teams can use the lane at all times, but without benefiting from the exclusivity that the periods for which they are specifically defined for them.
You can consult the mentioned schedules below (from 1 november 2023):