Estádio Rua Javari

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Coordinates: 23°33′12″S 46°36′16″W / 23.55333°S 46.60444°W / -23.55333; -46.60444

Estádio Conde Rodolfo Crespi
Estádio Rua Javari
Juventus Supporters at Rua Javari.
Location São Paulo, São Paulo state Brazil
Owner Clube Atlético Juventus
Capacity 4,000
Surface Grass
Opened November 11, 1929
Tenants
Juventus
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras B (2012)
Pão de Açúcar (2004-2011)

Estádio Conde Rodolfo Crespi, usually known as Estádio Rua Javari, is a multi-use stadium located in São Paulo's Mooca neighborhood, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home games of Clube Atlético Juventus, which is also the stadium's owner, and hosted the games of Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 4,000 people,[1] and was built in 1929. Estádio Rua Javari is named after Count Rodolfo Crespi, who was Juventus' first president and helped the stadium construction. The stadium's nickname, Rua Javari, is the name of the street where it is located in.

Pelé bust plaque on Rua Javari: "Homage to Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the King Pelé, Athlete of the 20th Century, who in his glorious soccer player career scored his most beautiful goal in a game between Juventus and Santos at Rodolfo Crespi Stadium in Javari Street, on August 2, 1959."

As it has no artificial lightning, matches are not played after dusk. Clube Atlético Juventus usually schedules its home games to start at 3:00PM (4:00PM when DST).

History[edit]

Pelé Bust on Rua Javari.

On November 11, 1929, the stadium was inaugurated.

Until 1967, the stadium was owned by the Crespi family. However, in that year, after signing a deal with the family, Juventus become the stadium's owner.

Pelé states that his most beautiful goal was scored at Rua Javari stadium on a Campeonato Paulista match against São Paulo rivals Juventus on August 2, 1959. As there is no video footage of this match, Pelé asked that a computer animation be made of this specific goal.[2]

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 9,000, set in 1981.

In May 1997, Ugo Georgetti's movie Boleiros was filmed at Estádio Rua Javari.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pelé Eterno" (in Portuguese). Adoro Cinema. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Juventus - A trajetória do Moleque Travesso" (in Portuguese). Veja São Paulo. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  • (Portuguese) Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  • (Portuguese) Templos do Futebol

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