Estádio de Pituaçu

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Estádio Governador Roberto Santos
Estádio de Pituaçu
Estádio Roberto Santos (Pituaçu).jpg
Location Salvador, Brazil
Owner Bahia State Government
Capacity 32,157[1]
Field size 110 x 68m
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1979
Renovated 2009
Tenants
Esporte Clube Bahia

Estádio Governador Roberto Santos, usually known as Estádio de Pituaçu, is a football stadium located in Salvador, Bahia state, Brazil. The stadium is owned by the Government of Bahia state and it was built in 1979.[2] Its formal name honors Roberto Santos, who was a federal deputy, the governor of Bahia state from 1975 to 1979, a professor at the Universidade Federal da Bahia's Faculty of Medicine, and was the Minister of Health during José Sarney's government.[3] The stadium became one of the most important stadiums in Bahia after the Fonte Nova stadium's demolition was announced, and it has a maximum capacity of 32,157 people,[1] but it will be expanded to a maximum capacity of 34,000 people.[4] It is Esporte Clube Bahia's home stadium during the building of the Arena Fonte Nova.

History[edit]

The stadium construction concluded in 1979. The inaugural match was played on March 11 of that year, when Bahia beat Fluminense de Feira 2-0. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Bahia's Douglas.[2]

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 18,418, set on April 2, 1995, when Vitória beat Bahia 2-0.[2]

On January 21, 2008, the stadium reformation started. It was planned to be concluded in August of the same year,[5] but it was delayed to October[6] due to a workers' strike.[5] The first official game of the new stadium occurred on January 25, 2009, with Bahia defeating Ipitanga 4-0.[7] Its maximum capacity will be expanded to 34,000 people,[4] and it will be adapted to be in accordance with the Brazilian Supporters' Statute (Estatuto do Torcedor).[8]

Estádio de Pituaçu hosted the 2010 World Cup Qualifying game between Brazil and Chile, played on September 9, 2009, and won by the Brazilians 4-2.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). CBF. August 14, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 14, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Estádio Metropolitano Roberto Santos" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved January 12, 2008. 
  3. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  4. ^ a b "Governo anuncia estádio para o Bahia a partir de agosto" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. Retrieved January 12, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Estádio de Pituaçu não ficará mais pronto em agosto" (in Portuguese). Jornal da Mídia. May 26, 2008. Retrieved September 3, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Estádio de Pituaçu só vai ficar pronto em outubro" (in Portuguese). Jornal da Mídia. July 7, 2008. Retrieved September 3, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Na reinauguração de Pituaçu, Bahia goleia Ipitanga" (in Portuguese). A Tarde. January 25, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Obras em Pituaçu devem acabar em maio de 2008" (in Portuguese). Globo Online. Retrieved January 12, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Nilmar brilha, reservas dão conta do recado e Brasil bate freguês Chile: 4 a 2" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. September 9, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2009. 

Coordinates: 12°56′47.89″S 38°25′1.27″W / 12.9466361°S 38.4170194°W / -12.9466361; -38.4170194

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