Estádio Figueira de Melo

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Estádio Figueira de Melo
Figueirinha
Estádio Figueira de Melo
Estádio Figueira de Melo
Full name Estádio Figueira de Melo
Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinates 22°54′18.32″S 43°12′48.72″W / 22.9050889°S 43.2135333°W / -22.9050889; -43.2135333Coordinates: 22°54′18.32″S 43°12′48.72″W / 22.9050889°S 43.2135333°W / -22.9050889; -43.2135333
Owner São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas
Operator São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas
Capacity 8,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1916
Opened April 23, 1916
Tenants
São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas (1916–present)

Estádio Figueira de Melo, also known as Figueirinha,[1] is a multi-use stadium located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Its primary use is as a football venue and hosts the home matches of São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 8,000 and was built in 1916. The stadium is named for the street on which it is located, Figueira de Melo Street.[2]

History[edit]

The first game was April 23, 1916, when São Cristóvão and Santos drew 1-1.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved June 2, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b (Portuguese) "Estádio Figueira de Melo" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved June 2, 2008. 

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