Work starts on S.C. Braga B team home venue


SC Braga starts construction of mini stadium Image: SC Braga

The Primeira Liga team S.C. Braga (Portugal) has started work on the construction of Estádio Centenário, a 2,600-seat stadium which will serve as the home ground of their women’s team – S.C. Braga (women) as well as the men’s B Team – Braga B.

‘SC Braga’ stated that work on the above stadium will be completed by the beginning of the 2024-2025 seasons.

Sporting Clube de Braga, commonly known as Sporting de Braga or just Braga, is a Portuguese sports club from the City of Braga, Portugal. It is best known for the professional football team playing in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football at the Braga Municipal Stadium.

The Municipal Stadium of Braga is an all-seater football stadium located in Braga, Portugal, and the current home of S.C. Braga. It has a capacity to hold 30,286 spectators, making it the seventh largest football stadium in Portugal.

Sporting Clube de Braga Feminino is a Portuguese women’s football team from the City of Braga. It is the women’s team of S.C. Braga. The 28,000-capacity 1 May Stadium in the civil parish of Braga presently serves as their home ground.

The Sporting Clube de Braga B, commonly known as Sporting de Braga B or just S.C. Braga B, is a Portuguese football team. It is the reserve team of S.C. Braga. Reserve teams in Portugal play in the same league system as the senior team, rather than in a reserve team league.

The 1 May Stadium is a multipurpose stadium in the civil parish of Braga in the Municipality of Braga, in the district of the same name. Built in 1950 to host mostly football matches, the stadium has the capacity to seat 28,000 spectators and serves as the residence of S.C. Braga B.

‘SC Braga’ further stated that the above sports complex will be able to accommodate 2,600 spectators, and will boast a car parking with 250 spaces, four changing rooms, a medical department, gym, first-aid room, anti-doping room, workrooms, a media zone, a tribune dedicated to social communication and will come armed with LED lighting of 1,400 lux, which will make it possible to hold games at night too.

The Estádio Centenário was being planned since the beginning of the implementation of the first phase of the Sports City project in 2017 and will fulfill a long-felt need of S.C. Braga pivotal to the continuous growth of the club.

With the construction of Estádio Centenário, S.C. Braga takes another leap towards the future. The Sports City project – spread over 30 hectares – includes in the first phase the building of a training center, nine training fields – eight for eleven-a-side football and one for seven-a-side football and a beach soccer field, all of this in addition to the Estádio Centenário. Two of the 11 soccer fields are qualified to host official matches and have covered stands with capacity for 650 and 500 seats. The seven-a-side soccer field has a covered stand with 300 seats.

The second phase of Cidade Desportiva (sports complex in Braga) -which will be inaugurated soon – includes an underground car park with a capacity to hold 250 vehicles in a total construction area of 30,000 square meters which includes administrative services, club and member support services, multipurpose pavilion with a capacity for 1,400 seats, residential area with 52 rooms, dining area, rest/leisure area, support space for professional teams consisting of changing rooms, gym, physiotherapy unit, hydrotherapy unit with swimming pool, work offices, etc.

The project will also include the SC Braga Museum which will span a total area of around 3,500 square meters and is scheduled to open in January 2025.

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