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Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (ACOPP-9)


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Lisbon, Portugal

Estádio da Luz, officially named the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and commonly translated as Stadium of Light, is a football stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, the home of Sport Lisboa e Benfica. It is also called A Catedral ("The Cathedral") by Benfica's supporters.

The ground is named after "Our Lady of the Light" (Nossa Senhora da Luz) which is a religious festival held in Lisbon annually. "Da luz" or "of light" is a common concept in Portuguese culture, and basically translates as those "in the presence of God". Lisbon iself is locally known as the "cidade da luz" or "the city of light". The people of Lisbon often refer to the original stadium, demolished beginning in 2002, as simply the light, but the common English name for the stadium became the stadium of light. The Stadium of Light in Sunderland, England may well have been inspired by this Lisbon example, though it has other well established reasons for bearing the name.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome

Dist. by ACOPP

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