Arena Barueri

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Arena Barueri
Arena Barueri.jpg
Full name Arena Barueri
Former names Estádio Orlando Batista Novelli
Location Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil
Opened May 26, 2007
Owner City of Barueri
Surface Grass
Capacity 35,000[1]
Field size 112 x 70m
Tenants
Grêmio Barueri (2007–2010, 2011–)
Sport Club Barueri (2010–)
Palmeiras (2012–2013)
Santos (some matches)
São Paulo (some matches)

Arena Barueri is a multi-use stadium located in Barueri, São Paulo state, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Sport Club Barueri, and hosted the matches of Grêmio Recreativo Barueri until the 2010 season. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 35,000 people and was built in 2007. It is owned by the City of Barueri. During the reforming of Palestra Italia Stadium the Barueri Arena is being used for home games of Palmeiras.

History[edit]

Arena Barueri's construction started in June, 2006. The stadium was inaugurated on May 26, 2007 with an initial maximum capacity of 17,000 people. The final stadium capacity will be 40,000 people. The inaugural match was played on that day, when Grêmio Barueri beat Criciúma 2-1. The first goal in the stadium was scored by Criciúma's Sílvio Criciúma.[2] The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 28.557, set in the first leg of Copa do Brasil finals, played on July 5, 2012, in which Palmeiras won 2-0 against Coritiba. Arena Barueri hosted the 2010 Copa Libertadores de Fútbol Femenino games.[3] Also, it was the stadium where Rogério Ceni, São Paulo's goalkeeper, scored his 100th goal of his career.

In 2013, the stadium hosted the final of the Campeonato Brasileiro de Rugby, Brazil's national club Rugby competition, held between SPAC and Pasteur Athletique Clube.

On April 26th 2014, Brazil national rugby team beat Chile for the first time ever in the stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Em novo estádio, Barueri bate Criciúma de virada". Terra Esportes. Archived from the original on May 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Programa de partidos de la Copa Santander Libertadores Femenina 2010" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 23°30′47″S 46°53′58″W / 23.51306°S 46.89944°W / -23.51306; -46.89944