Stadium Algarve is the flagship of the whole Parque das Cidades development.
Its daring architecture has already made it a benchmark in contemporary Portuguese architecture, and it is without a doubt one of the most functional and versatile of the 10 stadiums that form part of the final phase for UEFA EURO 2004™.
Stadium Algarve is a harmonious fusion of architectural features created by steel and concrete, benefiting from the optimal location and landscape of the surrounding environs.
Four spiral ramps that are linked to the stands by bridges, afford the spectators a pleasant walk, where from the top they can take in views of the Algarve coastline and from the other side the rugged craggy hills of the “Barrocal”.
An articulate steel structure, distinct from the main concrete construction, supports the upper part of the main stands.
The masts fixed at the top of the ramps, suspend a white cover by cables formed by a membrane attached to metal poles up to a height of 73 metres, at its highest point. This suspended cover, weighing some 1.200 tons, is the most conspicuous aspect of the modern visual aesthetics of the Stadium.
The east stand, of the four that make up the building, stands out as the main feature.