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Rangers: Fans captivated by photos of Braga’s Estadio Municipal

Rangers: Fans captivated by photos of Braga’s Estadio Municipal - Rangers

Rangers will face Portuguese outfit Braga in the last 32 of the Europa League in February after the teams were paired together in yesterday’s draw.

As noted by rangers.co.uk, it will be the first time that the two sides have played against each other, with the first leg scheduled to take place at Ibrox on Thursday, February 20th.

The second leg will be held six days later at Braga’s picturesque Estadio Municipal, with Rangers fans @atcolin and @OhItsSteely on Twitter sharing photos of the captivating view of the stadium from a nearby walking trail overlooking the venue.

https://twitter.com/OhItsSteely/status/1206558376869675008

The 30,154-capacity Estadio Municipal was built prior to Portugal’s staging of Euro 2004 and, having been carved out of a rock quarry, it consists of just two lateral stands connected by a steel string canopy, with rock faces behind each of the ends. [via stadiumguide.com]

The venue has been architecturally acclaimed, having won the Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award for the best new global design in 2006 (as archived from chi-athenaeum.org).

These Rangers fans on Twitter were awestruck by the pictures of Braga’s stadium, with one supporter renaming the overlooking walking trail ‘Morelos mound’:

What are your thoughts on Braga’s Estadio Municipal? Let us know in the comments section below!


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