The Estádio Algarve is a football stadium that opened in 2003 ahead of hosting three matches at the following year’s UEFA Euro 2004. The 30,305 capacity stadium hosted two group matches and a quarter-final in which the Netherlands defeated Sweden 5-4 on penalties after playing out a 0-0 draw.
The stadium has no permanent tenant but does host some Portugal international matches, the first being a 1-1 draw with England in February 2004. It was also the ‘home’ venue of the Gibraltar national team for their UEFA Euro 2016 and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches whilst its national stadium was redeveloped to international standards.
Local sides S.C. Farense and Louletano D.C. also used the stadium in the past as their home venue between 2004 and 2013, with the two sides playing the inaugural friendly match at the venue on the 23rd November 2003.
Address: Almancil, Portugal
Tickets at Estádio Algarve
Portugal National Football Tickets
Portuguese international match tickets are available to purchase through the official website
Location & Travel to Estádio Algarve
The Estádio Algarve is located in the Parque das Cidades sporting complex, 8 kilometres to the north of Faro and 8 kilometres to the south of Loulé in the Algarve region of southern Portugal.
Air: The closest international airport is Faro Airport, which offers low cost flights across Europe. The airport is approximately 11 kilometres from the stadium with a journey time of about 15 minutes.
Lisbon Airport offers a wider range of international flights but is a 2 hour 15 minute drive to the north of the stadium.
Driving and Parking: The stadium is located just off the IC4 between Faro and Loulé. There are approximately 3,500 parking spaces on site.
Train: The stadium has its own railway station, Parque das Cidades which is about a 15 minute walk away. There are services about once an hour from Faro and Loulé, with a journey time of about 6 minutes from Faro. Timetables and booking are available on the state run CP railway website.