Estádio Eduardo José Farah

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Estádio Paulo Constantino
Farahzão
Derby Paulista (Corinthians-Palmeiras) Paulistão 2009.jpg
State championship match between Corinthians and Palmeiras in the Prudentão 2009
Full name Estádio Eduardo José Farah
Location Presidente Prudente, São Paulo
Coordinates 22°5′55″S 51°24′54″W / 22.09861°S 51.41500°W / -22.09861; -51.41500Coordinates: 22°5′55″S 51°24′54″W / 22.09861°S 51.41500°W / -22.09861; -51.41500
Owner Municipality of Presidente Prudente
Capacity 44,414[1]
Field size 104 x 70m
Construction
Built 1982
Opened 1982
Renovated 2007-2008
Tenants
Esporte Clube Corinthians
Grêmio Prudente Futebol (2010-2011)
Oeste Paulista Esporte Clube
Prudentino Futebol Clube

Estádio Paulo Constantino, also known as Prudentão or Farahzão, is a multi-use stadium in Presidente Prudente, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 44,414.[1] It was built in 1982. The stadium is owned by the Presidente Prudente City Hall, and its formal name honors Eduardo José Farah, who was the Paulista Football Federation president during the stadium reformation. Oeste Paulista Esporte Clube usually plays their home matches at the stadium.

Since the move of first division team Grêmio from Barueri at the outskirts of São Paulo to Presidente Prudente in 2010 the club made its home at the Prudentão.

History[edit]

The inaugural match was played on October 12, 1982, when Santos beat Corinthians (Presidente Prudente) 1-0. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Santos' Paulinho. The stadium maximum capacity at the time was 20,000 people.

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 45,972 people, set on March 3, 1996 when Palmeiras beat Corinthians 3-1.

In 2001, the stadium maximum capacity was expanded to 50,000 people. However, the capacity was later reduced to its current 44,414 people.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Retrieved February 14, 2011. 
  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.

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