Campo de Sete Rios
Campo de Sete Rios was a football grass field in Lisbon, Portugal. When the rent at Quinta da Feiteira became too high in 1908, the managing directors looked for a solution. In the end of 1912, thanks to Cosme Damião, Benfica rented a field in a farm in Sete Rios for $250 yearly. To be able to support the rent and adequate the field, Benfica launched a fund raiser. The field was rented on 1 January 1913 next to the railway station de Sete Rios. Benfica then build a stand for 10,000 people and a tennis court.
|Record attendance||10 000|
|Construction cost||250$ per year|
|Sport Lisboa e Benfica (1913–1917)|
In 1916, the owners of the land asked for $650 yearly, plus expenses and the benefactories remain on the land. Also no compensation for eventual expropriation by the Municipality of Lisbon.
Sport Lisboa e Benfica refused and left the ground in 1917 to Campo de Benfica in the back of its headquarters in Avenida Gomes Pereira.
|12 October 1913||SLB 4-0 Sporting CP||First match, couting for the Lisbon Football Championship.|
|1 January 1916||SLB 8-0 FC Porto||Thrashing of Porto Football Championship Champion.|
|25 February 1917||SLB 9-0 Lisboa FC||Record thrashing, 7-0 at break.|
|7 July 1917||SLB - V. Setúbal||Last match, friendlie against V. Setúbal|
- "Campo de Sete Rios". slbenfica.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 September 2012.
- Estádios do Benfica-Campo de Sete Rios (in Portuguese)