Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril - Penafiel Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: August 24, 2019

Fans inside Estadio Municipal 25 De Abril

Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril is a 1930s built stadium located in the small Portuguese municipality of Penafiel which technically falls under the Porto District. Home to F.C. Penafiel since opening in 1934, the ground was remodelled in 2000 and this renovation resulted in the current capacity of 5,103.

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Stadium Facts

Overview
Team:Penafiel
Opened:1934
Capacity:5,103
Address: Penafiel

Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril History

Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril dates back to 1930 when construction began on a multi-purpose sports stadium for the local community, with the ground opening four years later on the 21st January 1934. The inaugural match was held between Sport Club of Penafiel and the Sports Union Penafidelense who both folded and were essentially succeeded by today’s F.C Penafiel who formed in 1951.

Thus, F.C Panfiel have only occupied Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril since the 1950s, with the club moving into the local sports stadium in time for the 1951/1952 season when the stadium was known as Campos Das Leiras. In 1974, the stadium was renamed Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril in honour of the Carnation Revolution which saw a military coup overthrown the Estado Novo authoritarian Regime.

The ground currently holds 5,103 spectators after undergoing being largely remodelled  at the turn of the millennium in the year 2000 with F.C. Penafiel competing within the second division during the time of the construction. It wouldn’t be until the 2004-2005 season that the newly renovated Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril would host matches of the Portuguese top flight although this only lasted for two seasons as Penafiel succumbed to relegation.

Returning to the Primeira Division for the 2014 season, fans of the the black and reds will be hoping that the club can shake of their label as a perennial lower league team with no further renovations for the stadium currently anticipated. Based within the Penafiel municipality which has a a 2011 population of just 72,265 it’s easy to see why plans to rebuild a completely new stadium in 1999 were discarded in favour of renovations.

Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Penafiel's Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril:

FC Penafield supporters inside the stadium

Stand Photos

Estadio Municipal 25 de Abril is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

How to get to Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril?

Portuguese side Penafiel play their home matches at Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril.

What is the capacity of Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril?

As of 2021 Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril has an official seating capacity of 5,103 for Football matches.

When was Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril opened?

Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril officially opened in 1934 and is home to Penafiel

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril in 2021. Please visit the official website of Penafiel for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

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