Bezerrão

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Estádio Walmir Campelo Bezerra
Bezerrão
Estádio Walmir Campelo Bezerra.jpg
Full name Estádio Walmir Campelo Bezerra
Location Gama, DF,  Brazil
Coordinates 16°00′45″S 48°03′44″W / 16.01250°S 48.06222°W / -16.01250; -48.06222Coordinates: 16°00′45″S 48°03′44″W / 16.01250°S 48.06222°W / -16.01250; -48.06222
Owner Distrito Federal
Capacity 20,310[1]
Field size 100 x 75 m
Construction
Built 1977
Opened October 9, 1977[2]
Architect Ruy Ohtake
Tenants
Sociedade Esportiva do Gama

Estádio Walmir Campelo Bezerra, usually known as Bezerrão, is a Brazilian football stadium, based in city of Gama, in the Distrito Federal. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 people.

Bezerrão is owned by the Government of the Distrito Federal and it is the stadium where Sociedade Esportiva do Gama sometimes plays its home matches. The stadium is named after Antônio Walmir Campelo Bezerra, who was the regional administrator of Gama during the stadium construction.

History[edit]

In 1977, the works on Bezerrão were completed. The inaugural match was played on October 9 of that year, when Botafogo beat Gama 3-1. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Botafogo's Gil.

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 19,157, set on November 19, 2008 when Brazil beat Portugal 6-2.

References[edit]

  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  • (Portuguese) [ Gama's Official website]

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