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Estádio José Pinheiro Borda, better known as Estádio Beira-Rio (Portuguese pronunciation: [esˈtadʒiu ˈbejɾɐ ˈʁiu], Riverside Stadium) due to its location beside the Guaíba River, is a football stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It serves as the home stadium for Sport Club Internacional, replacing their previous stadium, the Estádio dos Eucaliptos. It is named after José Pinheiro Borda, an elderly Portuguese engineer who supervised the building of the stadium but died before seeing its completion.

Estádio José Pinheiro Borda
Beira-Rio, Gigante da Beira Rio
Beira Rio Stadium.JPG
Full name Estádio José Pinheiro Borda
Location Av. Padre Cacique, 621-1571, Praia de Belas, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Coordinates 30°3′56.21″S 51°14′9.91″W / 30.0656139°S 51.2360861°W / -30.0656139; -51.2360861Coordinates: 30°3′56.21″S 51°14′9.91″W / 30.0656139°S 51.2360861°W / -30.0656139; -51.2360861
Owner Sport Club Internacional
Operator SPE Holding Beira-Rio S/A
Capacity 50,000[1]
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface TifGrand
Construction
Broke ground September 12, 1956
Opened April 6, 1969
Renovated Autumn 2013
Architect Hype Studio
Tenants
Sport Club Internacional

Estádio Beira-Rio was one of the 12 venues used for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, hosting five of the matches in the tournament.

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General informationEdit

  • Grass: TifGrand™.
  • Box offices: 4, with 68 booths.
  • Toilets: 81.
  • Capacity 51,300 (5,000 VIP seats).
  • Executive suites 125 (70 suites + 55 skyboxes).
  • Video screens 2 (100m² each).
  • Parking 5,500.
  • Record Attendance 106,554 (Rio Grande do Sul All-Stars team 3-3 Brazil's national team, on June 17, 1972).

HistoryEdit

In 1956, councilman Ephraim Pinheiro Cabral presented a document to the government that included a donation of part of the Guaíba, to be reclaimed for Sport Club Internacional.

Estádio Beira-Rio was constructed with the help of the club's enthusiasts and supporters. They contributed bringing bricks, concrete and iron.


During the 1960s, Estádio Beira-Rio was ironically called "Bóia Cativa", since it seemed that it would never be completed, especially since those were difficult times for Internacional on the field.

The stadium's debut was played on April 6, 1969, when Internacional beat Portugal's Benfica 2–1. The first goal ever scored in the stadium was done by Internacional's Claudiomiro.

Current situationEdit

Beira-Rio is the second biggest stadium in the Rio Grande do Sul state and also South Brazil. The stadium has recently been renovated to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Beira-Rio complex also houses a chapel, an events center, bars, stores and a parking building for 3,000 cars. Parque Gigante, featuring pools, gyms, football fields, and tennis courts, is located next to it. The first test event after the stadium's renovation was hosted on February 15, 2014 in a match between Internacional and Caxias, a local club, for the Campeonato Gaúcho.

Improvement and restorationEdit

The stadium has gone through restoration and developments that makes it fit to host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Internacional has a project of restoration and improvement of Beira-Rio complex named 'Gigante Para Sempre' (Giant Forever). The stadium has been adapted to an international standard, ready to host any national or international game. Beira-Rio is one of the only 2014 FIFA World Cup stadiums to be privately owned.

ParkingEdit

For the convenience of the public who frequent games, concerts, stores, and restaurants at the complex, a parking building was constructed with a lower height than the trees. This has reduced the impact on the garden landscape. On the other side of the complex there is another parking lot beneath the promenade.

Additional pitchesEdit

The additional pitches, used for training of the senior and youth teams now has a new arrangement. New pitches and courts have been constructed.

Lower tierEdit

Seats in the lower tier of the stadium were modified, the current seats were demolished and new seats were put in closer to the pitch. Construction is complete.

2014 FIFA World CupEdit

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 15, 2014 16:00   France 3–0   Honduras Group E 43,012
June 18, 2014 13:00   Australia 2–3   Netherlands Group B 42,877
June 22, 2014 16:00   South Korea 2–4   Algeria Group H 42,732
June 25, 2014 13:00   Nigeria 2–3   Argentina Group F 43,285
June 30, 2014 17:00   Germany 2–1 (a.e.t.)   Algeria Round of 16 43,063

ConcertsEdit

Concerts at Estádio Beira-Rio
Date Artist Tour Attendance
10 October 2011 Justin Bieber My World Tour 20,698
25 March 2012 Roger Waters The Wall Live 42,436
2 March 2016 The Rolling Stones América Latina Olé Tour 2016 49,073
11 October 2016 Aerosmith Rock 'N' Roll Rumble Tour 19,476
8 November 2016 Guns N' Roses Not in This Lifetime... Tour 50,567
4 April 2017 Elton John Wonderful Crazy Night Tour 17,987
26 September 2017 The Who The Who Tour 2017
13 October 2017 Paul McCartney One On One Tour
7 November 2017 Green Day Revolution Radio Tour

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.stadiumguide.com/beirario/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Copa Libertadores
First leg Final Venue

1980
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo (Second leg)
Succeeded by
Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Preceded by
La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Estadio Palogrande, Manizales
Copa Libertadores
First leg Final Venue

2005
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo (Second leg)
Succeeded by
Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Preceded by
Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Copa Libertadores
Second leg Final Venue

2006
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo (First leg)
Succeeded by
La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Estádio Olímpico Monumental, Porto Alegre
Preceded by
La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Recopa Sudamericana
Second leg Final Venue

2007
Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca (First leg)
Succeeded by
Estadio Juan D. Perón, Avellaneda
La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Preceded by
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Estadio Juan D. Perón, Avellaneda
Copa Sudamericana
Second leg Final Venue

2008
Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata (First leg)
Succeeded by
Estadio Casa Blanca, Quito
Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Preceded by
Estadio Juan D. Perón, Avellaneda
La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Recopa Sudamericana
First leg Final Venue

2009
Estadio Casa Blanca, Quito (Second leg)
Succeeded by
Estadio Casa Blanca, Quito
Estadio Centenario Dr. José Luis Meiszner, Quilmes
Preceded by
Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Copa Libertadores
Second leg Final Venue

2010
Estadio Omnilife, Zapopan (First leg)
Succeeded by
La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo
Preceded by
Estadio Casa Blanca, Quito
Estadio Centenario, Quilmes
Recopa Sudamericana
Second leg Final Venue

2011
Estadio Libertadores de América, Avellaneda (First leg)
Succeeded by
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo