|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Portuguese Wikipedia. (September 2012)|
|"Gigante da Boa Vista"|
|Full name||Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo|
|Location||Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil|
|Opened||November 11, 1973|
|Renovated||2002 - 2012|
|Owner||State of Ceará|
|Operator||State of Ceará|
|Architect||José Liberal de Castro
Gehard Ernst Borman
Reginaldo Mendes Rangel
Marcílio Dias de Luna
Ivan da Silva Britto
|Structural engineer||Hugo Alcântara Mota|
|Field dimensions||110 x 75 m|
The Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo, also known as the Castelão (Portuguese pronunciation: [kasteˈlɐ̃w]) or Gigante da Boa Vista, is a football stadium that was inaugurated on November 11, 1973 in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, with a maximum capacity of 67,037 people. The stadium is owned by the Ceará state Government, and is the home ground of Ceará Sporting Club and Fortaleza Esporte Clube. Its formal name honors Plácido Aderaldo Castelo, who served as the Governor of Ceará from September 12, 1966 to March 15, 1971, and was a leader in getting the stadium built.
Castelão was constructed from 1969 to 1973 and was inaugurated on November 11 of that year.
In May 2000, the Ceará state government started to reform the stadium. The reformations were divided in three stages, and started on May 16, 2001. The first stage consisted in the recovery of the ditches, and of the bleachers junctions, as well as the recovery of the low walls. The second stage of the reformation started on July 20, 2001, and consisted in the recovery and strengthening of the stadium's physical structure. The third stage consisted in the recovery of the electrical, hydraulic, sanitary, and electronic installations.
The re-inaugural match was played on March 23, 2002, when the Brazil national team beat the Yugoslavia national team 1-0. The stadium's first goal after the re-inauguration was scored by Brazil's Luizão. The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 118,496, set on August 27. 1980, when the Brazil national team beat the Uruguay national team 1-0.
FIFA World Cup 2014
Castelão is one of the venues of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Brazil. The stadium was redeveloped for the tournament; the reconstruction project involved the addition of a larger roof, the construction of an underground car park with 4,200 spaces, and a new lower tier. After the redevelopment, the stadium now has an all-seater capacity of 67,037. The stadium closed on March 31, 2011 for the reconstruction project, which was officially completed in December 2012. Castelão was the first of 12 stadiums being built or redeveloped for the 2014 World Cup to be completed.
|Date||Time (UTC-03)||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|June 14, 2014||16:00||Uruguay||Match 7||Costa Rica||Group D|
|June 17, 2014||16:00||Brazil||Match 17||Mexico||Group A|
|June 23, 2014||16:00||Germany||Match 29||Ghana||Group G|
|June 24, 2014||17:00||Greece||Match 38||Ivory Coast||Group C|
|June 29, 2014||13:00||Winner Group B||Match 51||Runner-up Group A||Round of 16|
|July 4, 2014||17:00||Winner Match 49||Match 57||Winner Match 50||Quarter-finals|
On July 9, 1980, it was opened in Fortaleza the 10th National Eucharistic Congress. Pope John Paul II participated in the celebrations of the Congress and the Estádio Castelão received the largest public of its history: 120,000 followers. On this occasion, during Virgílio Távora's government, the stadium was reformed, and the bleachers of the inferior section were concluded.
Another religious celebration happened on August 13, 1995. On this occasion the archbishop of Fortaleza Dom Aloísio Lorscheider farewell gathered 50 thousand followers.
Several artistic shows were made at the stadium. One of the most outstanding happened on December 10, 1996 when Xuxa commanded the animation to thousands of children.
|Elton John||The Diving Board Tour||2014||February 23|
|Beyoncé||The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour||27,847||2013||September 8|
|Paul McCartney||Out There! Tour||48,668||2013||May 9|
|Xuxa||Sexto Sentido: O Xou||45,000||1996||December 10|
|Mamonas Assassinas||Mamonas Assassinas Tour||37,000||1995||December 22|
|Menudos||Menudos Live 1985 Tour||70,000||1985|
- "Castelão" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 2008-09-13.[dead link]
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 457–458. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
- "Brazil opens first World Cup 2014 stadium". BBC News. BBC. December 17, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012.