Benfica-Sporting Rescheduled After Wind Damages Stadium Of Light (Photos)


LISBON, Portugal — Heavy winds have blown off pieces of the roof at Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz (Stadium of Light), the stadium that will host the UEFA Champions League final in May.

The damage led to Sunday’s Portuguese league game between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon being postponed to Tuesday.

The worst storm to hit Lisbon in years blew parts of the roof’s plastic covering onto the field, forcing the evacuation of around 50,000 fans.

After the supporters had left, several pieces of meters-long sheet metal were blown by the wind into the empty bleachers.

The Estadio da Luz will host the 2014 Champions League final May 24.

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