Estádio JK

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Estádio JK
Full name Estádio Municipal Juscelino Kubitschek
Location Itumbiara, Goiás, Brazil
Coordinates 18°24′31″S 49°14′37″W / 18.40861°S 49.24361°W / -18.40861; -49.24361Coordinates: 18°24′31″S 49°14′37″W / 18.40861°S 49.24361°W / -18.40861; -49.24361
Owner Itumbiara City Hall
Capacity 33,000
Construction
Built 1977
Opened October 12, 1977
Tenants
Itumbiara Esporte Clube

Estádio Municipal Juscelino Kubitschek, usually known as Estádio JK, is a multi-use stadium in Itumbiara, Goiás, Brazil. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 33,000.[1] It was built in 1977.

The stadium is owned by the Itumbiara City Hall. It is named after Juscelino Kubitschek, who was president of Brazil from 1956 to 1961.

History[edit]

In 1977, the works on Estádio JK were completed. The inaugural match was played on October 12 of that year, when Itumbiara Esporte Clube and Vasco da Gama drew 0-0. The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 41,235, set in the inaugural match.

The first goal of the stadium was scored by Itumbiara's Zé Carlos, on October 19, 1977.

On March 7, 1984, the largest goal score of the stadium was set, when Itumbiara beat Goiás 6-1.

References[edit]

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

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