Estádio Olímpico Monumental
|Former names||Estádio Olímpico|
|Location||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Owner||Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense|
|Operator||Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense|
|Capacity||45,000 (originally 38,000)|
|Field size||105 x 68 m|
|Opened||September 19, 1954|
|Closed||December 9, 2012|
|Architect||Plínio Oliveira Almeida|
Estádio Olímpico Monumental (Monumental Olympic Stadium, in English), also known as Estádio Olímpico de Porto Alegre (Porto Alegre Olympic Stadium) and Estádio Olímpico (Olympic Stadium) until 1980, was a football stadium in the city of Porto Alegre, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, with a maximum capacity of 45,000 people. The stadium was owned by Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense. Inaugurated in September 19, 1954, the stadium was the home field of the Grêmio football club before being replaced by Arena do Grêmio in December 2012.
The stadium was inaugurated on September 19, 1954, with a maximum capacity of 38,000 people. In 1980, the stadium was expanded, and its capacity increased to 85,000 people. In 1990, the upper ring bleachers were numbered, and the Olímpico Monumental's capacity decreased to 51,081 people.
The stadium is also used for large concerts. The first concert in the history of the stadium was the former member of the band The Police, the singer-songwriter Sting. In this concert, 60,000 people were at the stadium cheer him, and this is one of the largest international shows that have passed through the city of Porto Alegre. Two years later, it was time for Rod Stewart to perform at the stadium. Around 30,000 people attended the concert, this one with a less impressive number, considering that the singer performed in Florianópolis in the same week, emptying the show in Porto Alegre. In October 2001, the legend Eric Clapton performed for a fully packed stadium. In 2002, Roger Waters and the band Rush performed at sold-out stadium. The stadium has also hosted Lenny Kravitz´s concert in 2005, which was also a large audience.
|2 December 1987||Nothing Like The Sun Tour||Sting||60,000|
|26 March 1989||Out of Order Tour||Rod Stewart||30,000|
|10 October 2001||Reptile World Tour||Eric Clapton||30,000|
|12 March 2002||In The Flesh Tour||Roger Waters||-|
|20 November 2002||Vapor Trails Tour||Rush||43,000|
|21 October 2003||Vapor Trails Tour||Rush||25,000|
|15 March 2005||Baptism Tour||Lenny Kravitz||20,000|
|9 December 2012||The MDNA Tour||Madonna||43,000|
- "Olímpico" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Cadastro Nacional de Estadios do Futebol. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 471–473. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.