Estádio do Arruda
|Estádio do Arruda|
|Owner||Santa Cruz Futebol Clube|
|Santa Cruz Futebol Clube, Association football|
Estádio José do Rego Maciel, also known as Estádio do Arruda, is a multi-purpose stadium in Recife, Brazil. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium was built in 1972 and is able to hold 60,044 people. Estádio do Arruda is owned by Santa Cruz Futebol Clube. The stadium is named after José do Rego Maciel, who was Recife's mayor between 1952 and 1955.
The mayor José do Rego Maciel donated in 1955 a groundplot to Santa Cruz. This groundplot is the place where the stadium was built. The stadium was inaugurated on June 4, 1972.
The inaugural match was played on June 4, 1972, when Santa Cruz beat an Amateur Brazilian National team 1-0. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Santa Cruz's Betinho.
- "Arruda" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
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