Estádio Beira-Rio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Estádio José Pinheiro Borda
Beira-Rio, Gigante da Beira-Rio
Beira Rio Stadium.JPG
Full nameEstádio José Pinheiro Borda
LocationAv. Padre Cacique, 621-1571, Praia de Belas, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Coordinates30°3′56.21″S 51°14′9.91″W / 30.0656139°S 51.2360861°W / -30.0656139; -51.2360861Coordinates: 30°3′56.21″S 51°14′9.91″W / 30.0656139°S 51.2360861°W / -30.0656139; -51.2360861
OwnerSport Club Internacional
OperatorSPE Holding Beira-Rio S/A
Record attendance106,554
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Broke groundSeptember 12, 1956
OpenedApril 6, 1969
RenovatedAutumn 2013
Construction costR$ 330 million (renovation)
ArchitectHype Studio
Internacional (1969–present)
Brazil national football team (selected matches)

Estádio José Pinheiro Borda, better known as Estádio Beira-Rio or simply Beira-Rio, (Portuguese pronunciation: [esˈtadʒiu ˈbejɾɐ ˈʁiu], Riverside Stadium) due to its location beside the Guaíba River, is a football stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It serves as the home stadium for Sport Club Internacional, replacing their previous stadium, the Estádio dos Eucaliptos. It is named after José Pinheiro Borda, an elderly Portuguese engineer who supervised the building of the stadium but died before seeing its completion.

Estádio Beira-Rio was one of the 12 venues used for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, hosting five of the matches in the tournament.

General information[edit]

  • Grass: TifGrand
  • Box offices: 4, with 68 booths
  • Toilets: 81
  • Capacity 50,128 (7,500 VIP seats)
  • Executive suites 125 (70 suites + 55 skyboxes)
  • Video screens 2 (100 m2 (1,100 sq ft) each)
  • Parking 5,500
  • Record Attendance 106,554 (Rio Grande do Sul All-Stars 3–3 Brazil national football team, on June 17, 1972)


In 1956, councilman Ephraim Pinheiro Cabral presented a document to the government that included a donation of part of the Guaíba, to be reclaimed for Sport Club Internacional.

Estádio Beira-Rio was constructed with the help of the club's enthusiasts and supporters. They contributed by bringing bricks, concrete and iron.

During the 1960s, Estádio Beira-Rio was called "Bóia Cativa", since it seemed that it would never be completed, especially since those were difficult times for Internacional on the field.

The stadium's debut was played on April 6, 1969, when Internacional beat Portugal's Benfica 2–1. The first goal ever scored in the stadium was done by Internacional's Claudiomiro.

Current situation[edit]

Beira-Rio is the second biggest stadium in the Rio Grande do Sul state and also South Brazil. The stadium has recently been renovated to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Beira-Rio complex also houses a chapel, an events center, bars, stores and a parking building for 3,000 cars. Parque Gigante, featuring pools, gyms, football fields, and tennis courts, is located next to it. The first test event after the stadium's renovation was hosted on February 15, 2014 in a match between Internacional and Caxias, a local club, for the Campeonato Gaúcho.

Improvement and restoration[edit]

The stadium has gone through restoration and developments that makes it fit to host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Internacional has a project of restoration and improvement of Beira-Rio complex named 'Gigante Para Sempre' (Giant Forever). The stadium has been adapted to an international standard, ready to host any national or international game. Beira-Rio is one of the only 2014 FIFA World Cup stadiums to be privately owned.[citation needed]

The first test event for the new stadium was on February 15, 2014. Internacional beat SER Caxias and won 4-0. The first official game was played on April 6, 2014. Internacional played against Peñarol of Uruguay and beat them 2-1.

2014 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
June 15, 2014 16:00  France 3–0  Honduras Group E 43,012
June 18, 2014 13:00  Australia 2–3  Netherlands Group B 42,877
June 22, 2014 16:00  South Korea 2–4  Algeria Group H 42,732
June 25, 2014 13:00  Nigeria 2–3  Argentina Group F 43,285
June 30, 2014 17:00  Germany 2–1 (a.e.t.)  Algeria Round of 16 43,063


Concerts at Estádio Beira-Rio
Date Artist Tour Attendance
10 October 2011 Justin Bieber My World Tour 20,698
25 March 2012 Roger Waters The Wall Live 42,436
11 April 2015 Roberto Carlos TBA 40,000
17 October 2015 Los Hermanos Turnê de Reunião 15,000
2 March 2016 The Rolling Stones América Latina Olé Tour 2016 49,073
12 June 2016 Ana Carolina & Seu Jorge Ana & Jorge 12,000
11 October 2016 Aerosmith Rock 'N' Roll Rumble Tour 19,476
8 November 2016 Guns N' Roses Not in This Lifetime... Tour 50,567
2 December 2016 Nando Reis + Natiruts + Criolo POA Love Festival 8,000
4 April 2017 Elton John + James Taylor Wonderful Crazy Night Tour 17,987
6 September 2017 Leonardo e Eduardo Costa Cabaré 5,000
19 September 2017 Bon Jovi This House Is Not for Sale Tour 45,000
26 September 2017 The Who + Def Leppard The Who Tour 2017 16,000
13 October 2017 Paul McCartney One On One Tour 45,774
24 October 2017 John Mayer The Search for Everything World Tour 20,000
7 November 2017 Green Day Revolution Radio Tour 18,000
27 February 2018 Phil Collins Not Dead Yet Tour 28,000
4 March 2018 Foo Fighters + Queens of the Stone Age Concrete and Gold Tour 41,000


  1. ^ (PDF) {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

Preceded by Copa Libertadores
First leg Final Venue

Estadio Centenario, Montevideo (Second leg)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Copa Libertadores
First leg Final Venue

Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo (Second leg)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Copa Libertadores
Second leg Final Venue

Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo (First leg)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Recopa Sudamericana
Second leg Final Venue

Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca (First leg)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Copa Sudamericana
Second leg Final Venue

Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata (First leg)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Recopa Sudamericana
First leg Final Venue

Estadio Casa Blanca, Quito (Second leg)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Copa Libertadores
Second leg Final Venue

Estadio Omnilife, Zapopan (First leg)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Recopa Sudamericana
Second leg Final Venue

Estadio Libertadores de América, Avellaneda (First leg)
Succeeded by