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Estádio Bento Mendes de Freitas is a multi-use stadium located in Pelotas, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Grêmio Esportivo Brasil. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 18,000 people and was built in 1943. It is owned by Grêmio Esportivo Brasil, and is named after Bento da Silva Freitas, who was Grêmio Esportivo Brasil's president during the stadium construction.

Estádio Bento Mendes de Freitas
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Full nameEstádio Bento Mendes de Freitas
LocationPelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
OwnerGrêmio Esportivo Brasil
Capacity18,000[1]
SurfaceGrass
OpenedMay 23, 1943
Tenants
Grêmio Esportivo Brasil

HistoryEdit

It was built in 1943, and inaugurated on May 23 of that year. The inaugural match was played on that day, when Força e Luz beat GE Brasil 3-2. The first goal of the stadium was scored by GE Brasil's Birilão.

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 20,115, set on March 21, 1984, when GE Brasil beat Flamengo 1-0.

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Coordinates: 31°46′15″S 52°19′57″W / 31.77083°S 52.33250°W / -31.77083; -52.33250