Estádio Giulite Coutinho

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Estádio Giulite Coutinho
Estádio Édson Passos
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Location Mesquita, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Owner America Football Club
Capacity 13,544[1]
Surface Grass
Opened January 23, 2000
Tenants
America Football Club
Nova Iguaçu
Tigres (2004–2008)

Estádio Giulite Coutinho, also known as Estádio Édson Passos, is a multi-use stadium located in the city of Mesquita, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Fluminense, America Football Club and Nova Iguaçu. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 13,544 spectators and was built in 2000.[2]

History[edit]

The stadium was inaugurated on January 23, 2000, when America beat a Rio de Janeiro State Combined Team by 3–1. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Rio de Janeiro State Combined Team's Sorato.[3]

Estádio Giulite Coutinho's attendance record currently stands at 9,009, set on March 5, 2006 when America and Flamengo drew 2–2.[3]

Currently, Fluminense has plans of renovating the stadium and increasing it's capacity to 15,000, so that it can host their home matches for the 2016 Série A.

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Coordinates: 22°47′43″S 43°25′11″W / 22.79528°S 43.41972°W / -22.79528; -43.41972