Officially named as Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, the Benfica Stadium (also known as Estádio da Luz) is a multi-purpose venue located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It got its name after the S.L. Benfica football club, which is also the owner of the facility. Its predecessor, the ‘Old Benfica Stadium’ was built back in 1954 and served as a hub for sports activities for almost 50 years. But with Portugal selected as host of the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, the ultimate decision of the club was to build a new, technologically advanced facility, which is ready to host a variety of sports and entertainment events. That is the reason why the build of the new stadium got initiated.
With a target handover date of October 2003, Benfica had great ambitions towards the new, nearly 65.000 seat capacity stadium. The objective was to create a modern, technologically advanced and scalable facility that can become a new landmark for the city as well as for the country. The stadium had to be built in full compliance with the security rules and guidelines of FIFA and UEFA.
With Walraven being a newcomer to the Portuguese market, it was an exciting opportunity for us to showcase our competencies. With the full dedication of our partner, Iberfuso, Walraven supplied fixing solutions for ventilation pipes and air ducts. As part of the project, Walraven provided clamps in combination with strut rail, base plates and other fixing accessories. The new stadium was officially inaugurated on the 25th of October 2003.