Estádio Raulino de Oliveira

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Estádio Raulino de Oliveira
Estádio da Cidadania
2006 Campeonato Carioca game between Volta Redonda and Nova Iguaçu at Estádio Raulino de Oliveira.
Full name Estádio Municipal General Raulino de Oliveira
Location Volta Redonda, RJ, Brazil
Owner City of Volta Redonda
Capacity 20,255[1]
Construction
Built 1976
Opened 14 March 1976[2]
Tenants
Volta Redonda

Estádio Municipal General Raulino de Oliveira, also known as Raulino de Oliveira, and as Estádio da Cidadania, is a football stadium. It was inaugurated on 14 March 1976 in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro State, and has a maximum capacity of 20,255. The stadium is owned by the City Hall of Volta Redonda, and is the home ground of Volta Redonda Futebol Clube. Its formal name honors Raulino de Oliveira, former president of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional, located in Volta Redonda.

History[edit]

The stadium was built in 1976. It was inaugurated on 14 March of that year. The stadium bleachers were originally a metallic structure, but in August 2001, the stadium reformation started, and the metallic structure was replaced by a masonry structure. This expanded the stadium maximum capacity from 15,000 to 21,000.

The inaugural match was played on 14 March 1976, when Volta Redonda beat Botafogo 3–2. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Volta Redonda's Mauro.

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 25,000, set on 1 May 1977 when Flamengo beat Volta Redonda 1–0.

The stadium was also the home ground of Fluminense during the 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro, and of Flamengo and Fluminense for selected matches during the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro.

References[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 22°30′30.01″S 44°05′48.94″W / 22.5083361°S 44.0969278°W / -22.5083361; -44.0969278