Estádio Fonte Luminosa

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Estádio Fonte Luminosa
Arena da Fonte
Full name Estádio Doutor Adhemar de Barros
Location Araraquara, São Paulo
Owner City of Araraquara
Capacity 20,287[1]
Field size 112 x 70m
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1950 to 1951
Opened June 10, 1951
Renovated 1992, 2009
Expanded 1970, 2009
Tenants
Ferroviária
Palmeiras (some matches)

Estádio Dr. Adhemar de Barros, usually known as Estádio Fonte Luminosa, or just Fonte Luminosa, is a football (soccer) stadium in Araraquara, Brazil. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 18,453. It was inaugurated in 1951. The stadium is owned by the Araraquara City Hall, and its formal name honors Adhemar Pereira de Barros, who was the governor of São Paulo state from 1938 to 1941, 1947 to 1951, and 1963 to 1966. Associação Ferroviária de Esportes usually plays their home matches at the stadium. Fonte Luminosa means Luminous Fountain.

History[edit]

The inaugural match was played on June 10, 1951, when Vasco da Gama beat Ferroviária 5-0. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Vasco da Gama's Friaça.

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 18,041 people, set on March 22, 1993 when Palmeiras beat Ferroviária 1-0.

On August 24, 1960, the stadium lighting was inaugurated. Ferroviária and Ponte Preta drew 3-3 in the lighting inaugural match.

Between 2008 and 2009, the stadium went under reforms, expanding its capacity from 18,000 seats to over 20,000. It was reopened on October 25, 2009 with a game between Palmeiras and Santo André for the Brasileirão.[2] In 2010, Palmeiras played its last two home games of the 2010 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in the Fonte Luminosa.[3]

References[edit]

  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.

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Coordinates: 21°46′28″S 48°10′12″W / 21.774446°S 48.170071°W / -21.774446; -48.170071