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Sports:Tennis, Swimming, Athletics, Football, Handball, Basketball, Volleyball, Judo

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The Algarve has become a popular destination in the Winter/Spring Season, looked for by Athletes. As part of a regional development project a new Municipal facility was built, offering superb conditions for training and competitions.

This Municipal Sports Centre, Albufeira Municipal Estádio, is on the outskirts of Albufeira but close to many of the hotels.

The stadium hosted athletes such as  Rhys Williams, Francis Obikwelu and members of Sweden, Russian, Belgium and Finland National teams.  Many other athletes from different Countries, have chosen this complex for their training camp. The stadium has already staged international events such as the “A” Series of the European Champions Cup in athletics.

The Municipal Stadium was chosen by the Dutch national Football team as its training ground during the 2004 European Championship. 



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Places of Interest


Although Albufeira has pre-historic history and was a Roman settlement, the town got its name from the Arabic Al-buhera, meaning a castle of the sea, because of its position along the coast, or alternately al-Bu?ayra, meaning the lagoon, which would have referred to the lagoon that formed in the lowlands.

As you walk along Albufeira’s narrow streets you will see a combination of typical Portuguese Algarvean pale white and tiled residential homes and modern tourist developments. The apartments near the Marina e Bryn are a unique mix of pinks, blues, and yellows, known locally as “Legoland”.

Training Facilities



Albufeira Municipal Stadium
As used by the Dutch national team for their training ground during the 2004 European Championship.
Pitch 1; Inside the Stadium
- The grass pitch is 106 x 76 metres
- 2 sets of full size goalposts (one set with wheels)
- 4 sets of 7-a-side goalposts (with wheels)
- Seating for 3,000 spectators
- Flood lights

Pitch 2; Outside the Stadium;
- The Synthetic football pitch is 92 x 56 metres (the dimensions required by FIFA for the staging of official games)
- 1 football pitch that can be divided into two 7-a-side pitches
- 2 11-a-side articulated aluminium goalposts with upper supports
- 2 7-a-side articulated aluminium goalposts fixed in anchor tubes
- 4 aluminium goalposts with side support frames
- 1 11-a-side portable aluminium goalpost with wheels on the ground frame
- Flood lights

Ferreiras Municipal Stadium
Located 5km from Albufeira city centre
Pitch 1; 105 x 70 metres, grass,
- 2 “Belém” Model 11-a-side articulated aluminium goalposts
- Flood lights
- 2 changing rooms, medical room, doping control, laundry
- Small gym with some equipment

Pitch 2; 92 x 56 metres, synthetic
- 2 11-a-side and 4 7-a-side goalposts
- Flood lights

Arsénio Catuna Stadium - Guia
Located 10km from Albufeira city centre
Pitch 1; 97 x 58 metres synthetic
- Can be sub-divided into 2 7-a-side pitches
- Flood lights

Pitch 2; Outside the Stadium
- 97 x 58 metres synthetic
- Can be sub-divided into 2 7-a-side pitches
- Flood lights


Hotel Alfamar
3 Pitches
- See more about Alfamar Beach and Sport Resort ....




Açoteias Cross Country running course
Located close to the Falesia Beach, about 5km from Albufeira. The course is a 2,000m circuit consisting of 1,500m on grass and 500m on sand/gravel. This track has been hosted many National and International competitions.
Albufeira Municipal Stadium
The athletics track has been approved by the Portuguese Athletics Federation and is fully equipped to comply with the regulations of the sport’s governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Tartan Athletics track
- 400 metres, 8 lanes Artificial Surface
- 1 Sector high jump including mattress
- 1 Sector pole vaulting including mattress
- 4 Sectors for long jump and triple jump
- 1 Sector discus/ Hammer, competition only
- 2 Sectors shot put, competition only
- 2 Sectors for javelin, competition only

Throwing areas
Training are on the synthetic pitch adjacent to the stadium for;
- Hammer, Shot Put and Discus

Equipment is available for all disciplines and include;
- Throwing equipment, various weights
- Starting blocks
- Hurdles
- Steeplechase hurdles
- Pole vault and high jump bars
- Measuring equipment
- Take off boards and plasticine repair equipment

GYM; located within the stadium


Hotel Alfamar
Purpose built 6 lane Track and Field facility
- See more about Alfamar Beach and Sport Resort ....


Sports Hall



Cidade Desportiva (Sports City), Albufeira
- 46.9 x 24.4 metres and 12.20 metres high.
- The Municiple hall is 16 x 14 metres with Surface is a tongue-and-groove varnished maple wood floor from the Mondoelastic range
- “ASB Sports Floor 65” type prefabricated knot-free surface
- Open-plan multipurpose area measuring approximately 380m2.
- Posts and Volleyball nets
- Electronic scoreboard
- Capacity 1,344 spectators
- 8 changing rooms for players and two for teachers/referees/monitors
- Gym: Cardio-fitness room (approx. 231m2) and instruction room (approx. 119m2)

Vale Pedras Sports Hall, Albufeira
This venue meets all the necessary specifications for use as a training and official competition venue.
- 44 x 25 metres with a 7 metre minimum ceiling height (with obstacles ie light fittings hanging from the ceiling)
- 100 spectator capacity
- 4 changing rooms, two with adapted areas for people with mobility difficulties
- Electronic scoreboard

Paderne Sports Hall
This venue hosted countless national and international activities including the Municipality of Albufeira International Futsal Tournament
Hall 1; 44 x 25 metres with a 7 metre minimum ceiling height
Hall 2; 16 x 14 metres multi purpose hall


Olhos de Água Sports Pavilion
This venue has hosted regional, national and international events
Hall 1; 44 x 25 metres with a 7 metre minimum ceiling height
Hall 2; 16 x 14 metres multi purpose hall




Albufeira Municipal Swimming Pool Complex
This venue has been used to host National and International Swimming and Water Polo competitions
Pool 1; 25m x 17m, 8 lane 2m to 2.20m depth indoor pool
Pool 2; 17m x 10m, 0.90m to 1.50m depth indoor pool
Pool 3; 17m x 10m, 0.60m to 1.0m depth indoor pool
Wellness Centre; Sauna, Turkish Bath, Jacuzzi, Multi-purpose floor area for keep-fit




Hotel Alfamar
- 6 compact soil courts of International Standard
- 7 fast courts of International Standard
- 2 indoor courts of International Standard
- Gym
- See more about Alfamar Beach and Sport Resort ....


Hotel Montechoro
This venue has host National competitions and the WTA tour World Ranking Albufeira Ladies Open
- 8 fast courts of International Standard
- 4 with flood lights



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Reviewed by Chris Collerton
On 13-Jun-2013 13:1:12

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