Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
|Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha|
Artist's rendering of the stadium for 2014 FIFA World Cup.
|Location||SRPN Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Brasília, DF, Brazil
|Opened||March 10, 1974|
|Owner||Governo do Distrito Federal|
70,064 (after renovations)
|2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
2014 FIFA World Cup
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha. is a multi-purpose stadium in Brasília, Brazil. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 70,064. and was built in 1974. It hosts the home games of Legião Futebol Clube.
It was inaugurated on May 18, 2013 after the reformation for the FIFA Confederations Cup with the participation of the Governor of Brasília Agnelo Queiroz and the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff.
Estádio Mané Garrincha is owned by the Department of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation of Distrito Federal. The name is a homage to the football legend Mané Garrincha, who won the 1958 and 1962 World Cup with the Brazil national team.
In 1974, the works on Estádio Mané Garrincha were completed. It was built when Garrincha was approximately 40 years old. The inaugural match was played on March 10 of that year, when Corinthians beat CEUB 2-1. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Corinthians' Vaguinho.
On March 2, 1996 he received the last show of the legendary Brazilian band Mamonas Assassinas, after the show the group suffered an accident which left no survivors.
The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 51,200, set on December 20, 1998 when Gama beat Londrina 3-0 at the 1998 Série B final, which gave Gama its first national trophy and consequent promotion to Série A in 1999.
World Cup 2014 
The Mané Garrincha Stadium was demolished in 2010 to give way to a new stadium with a capacity of 71,000 fans and in order to reach the requirements for the 2014 World Cup, which will be held in Brazil. The stadium was renamed in early 2010 to the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha and the construction began on April of the same year. The reconstruction involves dismantling the lower tier and retaining the upper tier into the new rectangular bowl, and reducing the size of the playing field so that the stadium can be a football-specific stadium.
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