Leiria300The Estádio Dr Magalhäes Pessoa is the 23,500-capacity home of UD Leiria in Portugal. Constructed for the 2004 European Championship, it originally held 30,000 people but seats were removed to allow the inclusion of an athletics track after the tournament had finished. The use of different colours around the ground extends to the seats, which are placed randomly and serve to make the ground appear full from a distance, even when no one is inside.

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