"The Braga Municipal Stadium is inside the Dume Sports Park on the northern slope of Monte Castro. The site was chosen in order to avoid the creation of a 'dam' for the natural line of watering the valley. The alternative would have been to move it further to the west up against the hill, like a Roman amphitheatre... Initially the roof was to look like a long continuous visor (ref. Siza/Expo)*, but it was eventually modeled on the Peruvian Inca bridges. With a height of 40 metres, the stadium will be set against two squares with the same sloping. This will enable the stadium building to serve as an anchoring point for any future development in the areas as the city expands northward."
--Marquez, F., & Levene, R. (Eds.). (2002). Eduardo Souto de Moura, 1995-2005: Braga Municipal Stadium. p. 160. El Escorial, Madrid: Croquis Editorial.
*This is referring to Alvaro Siza's Portuguese Pavilion for the 1998 Lisbon Exposition.
Keywords: Portugal, Braga, soccer stadium, football stadium, recreation structures, recreation buildings. Submitted by Timothy Crowther, recipient of the 2005 Whitaker Travelling Fellowship.