Estádio da Graça

Estádio Leonardo Vinagre da Silveira, commonly known as Estádio da Graça,[2] is an association football stadium located in Cruz das Armas neighborhood, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

Estádio Leonardo Vinagre da Silveira
Estádio da Graça
LocationJoão Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
OwnerJoão Pessoa City Hall
Field size100 x 64m
OpenedJanuary 9, 1944
Flamengo Paraibano
Miramar Esporte Clube


The first game at the stadium was played during his inauguration, on January 9, 1944, when Dolaport and Santa Cruz drew 2-2. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Dolaport's Odilon, during the 17th minute of the game.

During the April 14, 2002 Campeonato do Nordeste game between Botafogo-PB and Sport, the stadium reached its highest attendance ever: approximately seven thousand people watched the game.[3]

On July 7, 2008, the stadium's most ambitious reformation started, with the purpose to adequate it to FIFA's and Supporter's Statute's regulations.[4] The stadium area was expanded from 1,419 m² to 2,118 m². The works were concluded on March 27, 2010, costing approximately R$3,5 million.[2]


After the reformation, the stadium was upgraded with three sets of covered bleachers, supporting approximately 5,000 seated people, a luxury box, two bars and six bathroom areas. The field was improved with a new type of grass and a new floodlight system. The locker room for athletes and referees was improved. It has six cabins for the news media.[4]


  1. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 10, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Ricardo visita obras do estádio da Graça que será entregue dia 28" (in Portuguese). Portal Correio. Archived from the original on March 27, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2010.
  3. ^ "Estádio da Graça tem reabertura prevista para 28 de março" (in Portuguese). PB1. Archived from the original on March 18, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Reforma do Estádio Leonardo Vinagre da Silveira – Estádio da Graça" (in Portuguese). Prefeitura Municipal de João Pessoa. Archived from the original on November 29, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2010.