The Estádio Nacional in Lisbon, Portugal is set to undergo renovation work after an agreement was signed between the Municipality of Oeiras and several national sporting bodies.
The stadium, which is also known as the Jamor Sports Complex, has a capacity of over 37,000 and hosts the annual Portuguese Cup final. It is also used to host rugby union and athletics events, as well as music concerts.
On Friday, the Municipality of Oeiras, where the Estádio Nacional is based, signed a cooperation agreement with the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), which owns the venue, with a view to renovating the stadium.
The agreement was also signed by the Portuguese Institute of Youth and Sports, the Portuguese Athletics Federation and the Portuguese Rugby Federation. The federations will launch a competition to determine the architectural plans for the revamped stadium.
Isaltino Morais, Mayor of Oeiras, said: “We are proud that the Portuguese feel the importance of the Jamor Sports Complex.
“The Municipality of Oeiras has always been interested in having a more active participation in the management of this complex and, in recent years, there has been a great cooperation with the Portuguese Institute of Youth and Sports. Improvements in the management of this complex can only be welcomed.”