Estádio Luso-Brasileiro

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Arena Petrobras
Petrobras Lubrax Arena
Full name Estádio Luso-Brasileiro
Location Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil
Owner Associação Atlética Portuguesa
Surface Grass
Capacity 30,000
Tenants
Associação Atlética Portuguesa
União de Marechal Hermes Futebol Clube

The Estádio Luso-Brasileiro, also known as Arena Petrobras, and Petrobras Lubrax Arena is a football stadium inaugurated on October 1, 1965 in Ilha do Governador neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro state, with a maximum capacity of 5,994 people.[1] The stadium is owned by Associação Atlética Portuguesa and União de Marechal Hermes Futebol Clube. The stadium was also the home ground of Flamengo and Botafogo during the 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro.

History[edit]

The stadium was built in 1965. It was inaugurated on October 1, 1965. The stadium originally had a maximum capacity of only 5,000 people, but, in 2005, Maracanã stadium is being reformed, Luso-Brasileiro stadium was also reformed, with the help of Flamengo, Botafogo, Petrobras, and the state of Rio de Janeiro government. This expanded the stadium maximum capacity from 5,000 to 30,000, and the stadium was adopted as the home ground of Flamengo and Botafogo during the 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro. The Luso-Brasileiro was reformed to allow Flamengo and Botafogo to play their home matches closer to their supporters.

References[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 22°48′05.89″S 43°12′27.99″W / 22.8016361°S 43.2077750°W / -22.8016361; -43.2077750