Zerão

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Zerão
Full name Estádio Milton Corrêa
Former names Estádio Ayrton Senna
Location Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Owner Amapá State Government
Capacity 10,000[1]
Construction
Built 1990
Opened October 17, 1990
Tenants
Amapá Clube
Esporte Clube Macapá
Oratório Recreativo Clube
Trem Desportivo Clube
Santos Futebol Clube (AP)
São Paulo Futebol Clube (AP)
Ypiranga Clube

Estádio Milton Corrêa, usually known as Zerão, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Macapá, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Amapá Clube, Esporte Clube Macapá, Oratório Recreativo Clube, Trem Desportivo Clube, Santos Futebol Clube (AP), São Paulo Futebol Clube (AP) and Ypiranga Clube. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 10,000 people[1] and was built in 1990. The name (and the fame) come from the unusual circumstance that the midfield line supposedly lies exactly on the Equator - zero latitude -, thus causing each team to defend one hemisphere.

Zerão is owned by the Amapá State Government. The stadium is named after Milton de Souza Corrêa, who was a former president of the Amapá State Football Federation. The stadium is nicknamed after the neighborhood where it is located, Marco Zero (the neighborhood is named Marco Zero ("mark 0" in English) as it is located on the Equator). Zerão means Big Zero, denoting the zeroth latitude - Equator.

History[edit]

In 1990, the works on Zerão were completed. It was named Estádio Ayrton Senna, and was named after the Formula 1 driver. The inaugural match was played on October 17 of that year, when Independente beat Trem 1-0. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Independente's Mirandinha. The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 10,000, set on that match.

In 1994, after Milton de Souza Corrêa's death, the stadium was renamed to its current name, Estádio Milton Corrêa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Retrieved December 25, 2010. 
  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.

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Coordinates: 0°00′02″N 51°04′51″W / 0.00056°N 51.08083°W / 0.00056; -51.08083