Estádio Orlando Scarpelli
|Estádio Orlando Scarpelli|
|Full name||Estádio Orlando Scarpelli|
|Location||Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil|
|Opened||May 27, 1961|
|Owner||Figueirense Futebol Clube|
|Figueirense Futebol Clube|
The Estádio Orlando Scarpelli is a football stadium inaugurated on May 27, 1961 in Estreito neighborhood, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, with a maximum capacity of 19,908 people. The stadium is owned by Figueirense Futebol Clube. Its formal name honors Orlando Scarpelli, who was Figueirense's president, and donated the groundplot where the stadium was built.
In September 1940, the stadium construction commenced.
In 1958, the ground was liberated to be used as a training field. During that time, Figueirense played at Estádio Alfredo Konder.
The inaugural match was played on May 27, 1961, when Atlético Catarinense beat Figueirense 4-0. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Atlético Catarinense's Ba On August 15, 1973, was played the reinaugural match between Figueirense and Vitória of Bahia. Shortly before that, the metallic bleachers, the lighting system, the dressing-rooms and the field were completed.
The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 16,842, set on December 2, 1973 when Figueirense and Vasco da Gama drew 0-0.
In 2000, the Coloninha section (bleachers where the supporters have to stand up, usually known in Brazil as gerais, meaning generals, or commons) of the stadium was replaced by a more comfortable one. In the same year the wire fence around the bleachers were built.
In 2002, the new lighting system, as well as the press cabins were built.
In 2005, Orlando Scarpelli became an all-seater stadium.
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.