Estádio Nhozinho Santos

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Estádio Nhozinho Santos
Full name Estádio Municipal Nhozinho Santos
Location São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil
Coordinates Coordinates: 2°32′11″S 44°17′21″W / 2.536286°S 44.289145°W / -2.536286; -44.289145
Owner São Luís city hall
Operator São Luís city hall
Capacity 16,500[1]
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1950
Opened October 1, 1950
Tenants
Boa Vontade
Comerciário
Ferroviário
IAPE
Maranhão
Moto Club
Sampaio Corrêa
São José

Estádio Nhozinho Santos is a multi-use stadium located in São Luís, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Moto Club de São Luís. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 21,000 people and was built in 1950. It is owned by the São Luís city hall, and is named after Joaquim Moreira Alves dos Santos, nicknamed Nhozinho, who introduced football in Maranhão state.

History[edit]

It was built in 1950, and inaugurated on October 1 of that year. The inaugural match was played on that day, when Sampaio Corrêa beat Paysandu 2-1. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Paysandu's Hélio.

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 25,865, set on March 26, 1980, when Maranhão and Vasco da Gama drew 0-0.

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 February 18, 2011. 
  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  • Templos do Futebol

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