Estádio Martins Pereira

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Martins Pereira
Martins Pereira
Martins Pereira stadium at night.JPG
Full name Estádio Municipal Martins Pereira
Location São José dos Campos, São Paulo state, Brazil
Capacity 15,317
Field size 105 x 70m
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1968
Opened March 15, 1970
Tenants
São José Esporte Clube
São José Esporte Clube (women)
Clube Atlético Joseense

Estádio Municipal Dr. Mário Martins Pereira, usually known simply as Estádio Martins Pereira is a football (soccer) stadium in São José dos Campos, São Paulo state, Brazil. The stadium holds 15,317 people.[1] It was inaugurated in 1970. The stadium is owned by the Municipality of São José dos Campos, and its formal name honors Mário Martins Pereira, who, together with his brother, called Nélson, donated the groundplot where the stadium was built.

History[edit]

The city's stadium in the late 1960s, called Estádio da Rua Antônio Saes, had a maximum capacity of only 5,000 people, and wood bleachers, so, it was sold to allow the building of Estádio Martins Pereira. The stadium construction started in 1968. During the stadium construction time, the football clubs of the city were deactivated.

The inaugural match was played on March 15, 1970, when Atlético Mineiro beat Internacional 1-0. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Atlético Mineiro's Dadá Maravilha.

On March 22, 1970, São José Esporte Clube played its first match at the stadium. São José and Nacional (SP) drew 0-0.

On November 22, 1987, the stadium's largest score was set, when São José beat Saad of São Caetano do Sul 8-0.

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 19,000 people, set on May 11, 1997 when São José and São Paulo drew 1-1. However, as it was Mother's Day, women were allowed to watch the match without paying tickets, so, approximately 5,000 women showed up, increasing the match's attendance to 24,000 people.[citation needed]

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 November 28, 2011. 
  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.

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Coordinates: 23°11′18.66″S 45°52′13.19″W / 23.1885167°S 45.8703306°W / -23.1885167; -45.8703306