The Braga Municipal Stadium is situated within the Dume Sports Park on the northern slope of Monte Castro.
The location was chosen in order to avoid making a dam along the water’s edge in the valley. The alternative would have been to move it further to the west up against the hill, like a Roman amphitheatre.
Nowadays football is a big entertainment, hence the decision to have only two rows of seats. Today nobody can stand to watch a play by Peter Handke in “zoom”, behind the goals.
Landscaping: Daniel Monteiro
Consultants: Arup Associates – Dipesh Patel (Stadium Programme)
Engineers: AFASSOCIADOS – Projectos de Engenharia, SA
Coordination: Rui Furtado
Structures: Rui Furtado, Carlos Quinaz, Renato Bastos, Pedro Moas, Rui Oliveira, Rodrigo Andrade e Castro, Pedro Pacheco, Miguel Paula Rocha, António André, João Dores, Sérgio Vale, Nuno Neves, Rafael Gonçalves, Andreia Delfim, Miguel Braga, João Coutinho, António Monteiro
Public Health: Maria Elisa Parente, Joana Neves
Electrical Installations: António José Rodrigues Gomes, António Ferreira, Luís Fernandes (RGA)
Mechanical Installations: José Silva Teixeira, Tiago Fernandes (RGA)
Safety: Christian Aoustin (GERISCO)
Excavation: Estevão Santana, João Burmester
Roads and Infrastructures: Estevão Santana, João Burmester
Consultants: António Silva Cardoso (Geotechnics), CÊGÊ (Geotechnics), OVE ARUP & PARTNERS – Andrew Alisop / Andrew Minson ( Wind study), RWDI – Mark Hunter / Michael Soligo (rigid model wind tests), DMI – Danish Maritim Institut – Aage Damsghaard (aeroelastic model wind tests), FEUP – Construction Institute – Elsa Caetano ( Dynamics)
Cables final design: TENSOTECI Massimo Marini, Massimo Majowietcki; SOARES DA COSTA, SA Luís Afonso, Diogo Santos