- Address: Porto
- Country: Portuguese Republic
- Capacity: 28,000
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Boavista (football)
Extra stadium info – Estádio do Bessa Século XXI
The stadium hosted 2004 UEFA European Football Championship matches of the national football teams of Denmark, Germany, the Hellenic Republic, Latvia, Spain and Sweden. Its first-ever UEFA European Football Championship game ended in a 1-1 draw. Fernando Morientes Sánchez scored the only goal for Spain before Angelos Charisteas scored the only goal for the Hellenic Republic in that match. 25,000 people attended the European championship game.
Boavista Futebol Clube use the venue for home matches. The football club was founded in 1903. In 1975, they won the Portuguese cup tournament for the first time in their history. Boavista won the title after beating Benfica in the city of Lisbon. They won the Portuguese super cup in 1979 for the first time in their history after defeating FC Porto. In 2001, Boavista FC won the Portuguese top-flight football league for the first time in their history. They gathered 77 points after winning 23 of the 34 domestic league matches. Eight of those 23 games ended in a draw.
The UEFA Champions League
In 1999, Boavista Futebol Clube played their first-ever UEFA Champions League game. Rosenborg from Norway won the match, which took place at the stadium named Estádio do Bessa Século XXI. Boavista also lost their second UEFA Champions League game. The German side Borussia Dortmund won the match. Boavista faced the Dutch club Feyenoord in their third UEFA Champions League game. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Boavista FC finished below Rosenborg, Feyenoord and Borussia Dortmund in the group stage of the tournament. In 2001, they won their first UEFA Champions League game after defeating the Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev. That year, Boavista finished below Liverpool Football Club in the group stage of the European championship for football clubs.