Eduardo Souto de Moura
The Braga Municipal Stadium is situated within the Dume Sports Park on the northern slope of Monte Castro.
The location was chosen in order to avoid making a dam along the water’s edge in the valley. The alternative would have been to move it further to the west up against the hill, like a Roman amphitheatre.
Nowadays football is a big entertainment, hence the decision to have only two rows of seats. Today nobody can stand to watch a play by Peter Handke in “zoom”, behind the goals.