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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.

Estádio Walmir Campelo Bezerra
Bezerrão
Estádio Walmir Campelo Bezerra.jpg
Full nameEstádio Walmir Campelo Bezerra
LocationGama, DF,  Brazil
Coordinates16°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
OwnerDistrito Federal
Capacity20,310[1]
Field size100 x 75 m
Construction
Built1977
OpenedOctober 9, 1977
ArchitectRuy Ohtake
Tenants
Sociedade Esportiva do Gama

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.

HistoryEdit

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.

It will host a total of 18 matches in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, including the opening match, both semifinals, the third-place match, and the final.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://cbf.com.br/media/373338/cnef%20-%20versa%CC%83o%20final%2007_03_12.pdf
  2. ^ "Four venues appointed for historic FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019" (Press release). FIFA. July 10, 2019. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.

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