Estádio José de Melo
|Estádio José de Melo|
|Full name||Estádio José de Melo|
|Location||Rio Branco, Acre Brazil|
|Owner||Rio Branco Football Club|
|América Futebol Clube (AC)
Andirá Esporte Clube
Independência Futebol Clube
Atlético Clube Juventus
Rio Branco Football Club
Associação Desportiva Vasco da Gama
Estádio José de Melo, sometimes called Stadium José de Melo, is a multi-use stadium located in Rio Branco, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Andirá Esporte Clube, Atlético Acreano, Independência Futebol Clube, Atlético Clube Juventus, Rio Branco Football Club and Associação Desportiva Vasco da Gama. It also hosted the home matches of América-AC The stadium has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people and was built in 1929 (according to some sources, it was inaugurated in 1935). The stadium is owned by Rio Branco Football Club and is named after the commissioner José Francisco de Melo, who is a former player and former president of Rio Branco Football Club. He also donated the groundplot where the stadium was built.
Most Campeonato Acriano matches are held at Estádio José de Melo.
It was built in 1935, and inaugurated on June 8 of that year.
The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 5,476, set on April 11, 1995, when Corinthians beat Rio Branco 3-0.
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
- Templos do Futebol