Almeidão

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Estádio José Américo de Almeida Filho
Almeidão
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Location João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
Owner Paraíba State Government
Capacity 25,770
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1975
Opened March 9, 1975
Tenants
Botafogo (PB)
CSP
Santos (PB)

Estádio José Américo de Almeida Filho, usually known as Almeidão is a multi-purpose stadium in João Pessoa, Brazil. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It hosts the games of Botafogo (PB), CSP, and Santos (PB). The stadium holds 25,770.[1] The stadium was built in 1975.

The Almeidão is owned by the government of Paraíba state. The stadium is named after José Américo de Almeida Filho, who was a Botafogo (PB)'s player and president, as well as a son of former state governor José Américo de Almeida.

History[edit]

In 1975, the works on Almeidão were completed. The inaugural match was played on March 9 of that year, when Botafogo beat Botafogo (PB) 2-0. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Botafogo's Tiquinho.

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 44,268, set on November 15, 1998 when Botafogo (PB) beat Campinense 2-0.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 14, 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.

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Coordinates: 7°10′03″S 34°52′22″W / 7.16750°S 34.87278°W / -7.16750; -34.87278