Estádio Ilha do Retiro

Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho, commonly known as Estádio Ilha do Retiro or simply Ilha do Retiro, is a football stadium situated in Recife, State of Pernambuco, in Northeastern Brazil, and owned by Sport Recife.

Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho
Ilha do Retiro
Sociais-Cadeiras da Ilha do Retiro.jpg
Full nameEstádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho
LocationRecife, Brazil
Coordinates08°03′46″S 34°54′10″W / 8.06278°S 34.90278°W / -8.06278; -34.90278Coordinates: 08°03′46″S 34°54′10″W / 8.06278°S 34.90278°W / -8.06278; -34.90278
OwnerSport Recife
Field size105 x 78m

The stadium's official name is Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho, and it was inaugurated on July 4, 1937. The stadium's common name, Ilha do Retiro, is the name of the neighborhood where it is located. The stadium's official name, Adelmar da Costa Carvalho, is in honor of the Sport Recife president who presided over the first major renovation of the stadium.


Ilha do Retiro was the first stadium to be built in Recife, after Sport Recife bought a 17-hectare small ranch.

In the 1950 World Cup, the match between Chile and the United States was played at the stadium.


  • Official name: Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho
  • Capacity: 32,983 spectators
  • Pitch Size: 105m x 78m
  • Opened on July 4, 1937 (Sport-Santa Cruz 6-5)
  • Record attendance: 56,875 spectators (Sport-Porto/PE 2–0, June 7, 1998 in Campeonato Pernambucano)
  • Address: Avenida Sport Club do Recife, s/nº - Recife (PE)


  1. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). January 18, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.