Estádio do Centro Desportivo da Madeira

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Last Updated: August 6, 2016

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Estadio Centro Madeira overview

Stadium Overview

Team: C.F. União

Address: Madeira

Capacity: 2,500

Opened: 2007

Estádio do Centro Desportivo da Madeira is a multi-purpose sports ground which is home to Portuguese football team Clube de Futebol União. With a capacity of just 2,500 it is the third largest on the Island of Madeira behind CD Nacional and Marítimo stadiums.

Stadium Guide

History

Th inaugural fixture was held on 7th September 2007 between two local Maderian sides, Club Sport Maritimo and Clube Desportivo Nacional. Played out infront of a record crowd of 3,000 spectators, CD Nacional earned a 2 nil victory after Zé Vítor opened the scoring in the 62nd minute.

Seating Plan

Below is an annotated map of the facilities at Estádio do Centro Desportivo da Madeira:

map of Maderia Sports centre complex

Stands

Pictures of each stand to be added soon.

The Matchday Experience

Away Fans

If anyone out there knows where the away fans are located within the ground then please feel free to let us know!

Best Pubs

Club Shop

There’s no official information regarding a C.F. União club shop at the stadium and there doesn’t appear to be an online store either.

Stadium Tour

Tours of Madeira’s Sports Centre and Stadium have never really been on the cards, and it is unlikely that a guided tour ever will be.

Ticket Prices

Tickets to see C.F. União are usually only available to purchase from the stadium before kick-off, and are likely to cost around €15.00 on average.

If you happen to be attending one of the more popular matches then remember to double check the official website for further ticketing information.

Matchday Travel

Centro Desportivo da Madeira is located between the village of Ribeira Bravaand the small parish of Water Serra some 21 km west of Funchal which is the island’s capital.

Estadio Centro Madeira main stand

Once you are within either Tabua or Ribeira Brava the stadium is more or less walkable within 15-20 minutes.

Driving

The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:

  • Estádio do Centro Desportivo da Madeira, 9060-329 Funchal, Portugal

Car Parks

Limited parking is available within the sports complex on matchdays.

Train

There isn’t really any rail infrastructure within the island of Madeira, and no train station in Funchal. Getting a taxi or hiring a rental car may be cost-effective depending on how long you plan on visiting the local area for.

Estadio Centro Desportivo Madeira aerial view

An aerial view of Estádio do Centro Desportivo da Madeira

Bus

We can’t currently find any bus information but rest assured that there will be at least one route which serves Estádio da Madeira. Especially as buses form the backbone of Maderia’s public transport infrastructure.

Airports

The island is served by Madeira International Airport which is sometimes referred to by the locals as Funchal Airport. Although there are some direct flights from Europe, most flights require you to transfer in either Porto or Lisbon.

Hotels

The three closest hotels to União da Madeira’s ground are the four star Enotel Baia, the Cheerfulway Bravamar Hotel which overlooks the sea, and the Hotel do Campo which is slightly further inland.


By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 6, 2016

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