Real Madrid added a new stadium to its history this Tuesday (24 when it faced the Braga on the 3rd day of the group stage of the Champions League: the Braga Municipal Stadium.
Known for the quarry located at the foot of one of the posts and giving its name to the area, the stadium with a capacity of approximately 30 thousand spectators will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the end of December, and a list of controversies.
Since its inauguration, built for Euro 2004 When it hosted two matches in the group stage, the project had an initial cost of 32.5 million euros ($34.4 million).
The total cost of the works, however, continues to be criticized for its excessive price, which exceeds 200 million euros ($211.7 million).
Currently, a new controversy has arisen since the announcement of the sale of the stadium last October, because the local authorities declared that the deal was for a “reasonable value.”
On the 16th, the mayor of Braga Ricardo Rio stated that the possibility is “increasing” and that the amount exceeds 15 million euros (15.8 million dollars. One of the ways to stop the bleeding of surcharges.
Despite this, the stadium is not one of the candidates to host the matches of the 2030 World Cup. In Portugal, the favorites are Benfica’s Estádio da Luz, Porto’s Estádio do Dragão and Sporting’s José Alvalade stadium, which is home to the country’s three main clubs.
World Cup or not, the stadium hosted its eighth round of the group game in ChampionsLeaguewithh just two wins so far, including at Arsenal in 2010, but five defeats.