Estádio Figueira de Melo

Estádio Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima, formerly known as Estádio Figueira de Melo or simply Figueirinha,[1] is a multi-use stadium located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Its primary use is as a football venue and hosts the home matches of São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 8,000 and was built in 1916. The stadium was originally named for the street on which it is located, Figueira de Melo Street,[2] but in 2013 it was renamed to Estádio Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima, [3] after the former footballer Ronaldo, whose career started as a youth player for São Cristóvão.

Estádio Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima
Figueirinha
Estádio Figueira de Melo
Estádio Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima
Full nameEstádio Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima
LocationRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinates22°54′18.32″S 43°12′48.72″W / 22.9050889°S 43.2135333°W / -22.9050889; -43.2135333Coordinates: 22°54′18.32″S 43°12′48.72″W / 22.9050889°S 43.2135333°W / -22.9050889; -43.2135333
OwnerSão Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas
OperatorSão Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas
Capacity8,000
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground1916
OpenedApril 23, 1916
Tenants
São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas (1916–present)

HistoryEdit

The first game was April 23, 1916, when São Cristóvão and Santos drew 1-1.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  2. ^ a b (in Portuguese) "Estádio Figueira de Melo" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  3. ^ (in Portuguese) "Estádio Figueira de Melo, do São Cristóvão, vai se chamar Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima" (in Portuguese). Jornal Extra. Retrieved July 20, 2013.

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