Estádio Giulite Coutinho

Estádio Giulite Coutinho, also known as Estádio Édson Passos, is a multi-use stadium located in the city of Mesquita, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Fluminense, America Football Club and Nova Iguaçu. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 13,544 spectators and was built in 2000.[2]

Estádio Giulite Coutinho
Estádio Édson Passos
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LocationMesquita, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
OwnerAmerica Football Club
Capacity13,544[1]
Field size110 m × 75 m (361 ft × 246 ft)
SurfaceGrass
OpenedJanuary 23, 2000
Tenants
America Football Club
Nova Iguaçu
Tigres (2004–2008)

HistoryEdit

The stadium was inaugurated on January 23, 2000, when America beat a Rio de Janeiro State Combined Team by 3–1. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Rio de Janeiro State Combined Team's Sorato.[3]

Estádio Giulite Coutinho's attendance record currently stands at 9,009, set on March 5, 2006 when America and Flamengo drew 2–2.[3]

Currently, Fluminense has plans of renovating the stadium and increasing its capacity to 15,000, so that it can host their home matches for the 2016 Série A.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). January 18, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  2. ^ (in Portuguese) Estádio Giulite Coutinho at América Football Club's official website Archived June 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b List of Stadiums in Rio de Janeiro State at RSSSF

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Coordinates: 22°47′43″S 43°25′11″W / 22.79528°S 43.41972°W / -22.79528; -43.41972