Mane Garrincha National Stadium

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August 19, 2022

Brasília Mané Garrincha National Stadium, also known as Mané Garrincha National Stadium, Brasília National Stadium or simply Mané Garrincha, is a football stadium and multi-purpose arena located in Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil. The stadium is just one of many structures that make up the Ayrton Senna Sports Complex. Opened in 1974, the stadium has a capacity of 45,200 people. After renovation in 2010-2013, the capacity will be increased to 71,400 people. The stadium belongs to the Federal District Department of Sport, Physical Education and Recreation. The stadium's name is a tribute to Brazilian footballer Mané Garrincha, who led Brazil to world championships in the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. It was originally planned to be inaugurated on 31 December 2012 and then 21 April 2013, but finally the inauguration of the new stadium, was scheduled for 18 May 2013. As a test event after the opening, the stadium will host the Campeonato Brasiliense final still on 18 May and on 26 May 2013 will be held Campeonato Brasileiro match between Santos vs Flamengo.

History

In 1974, work on the Estádio Mané Garrincha was completed. The stadium was built when Garrincha was about 40 years old. The inaugural match was played on 10 March 1974, when Corinthians beat CEUB 2-1. The first goal that occurred at the stadium was scored by Corinthians player, Vaguinho. The record attendance at this stadium is 51,200 people on 20 December 1998 when Gama beat Londrina 3-0 in the 1998 Serie B championship final, Gama won his first national cup and promotion to Serie A in 1999. On 8 December 2007, the first edition of the final The Brazilian Women's Football Cup, won by Mato Grosso do Sul/Saad, was held at the Estádio Mané Garrincha.

2014 World Cup

The Mané Garrincha Stadium was demolished in 2010 to make way for a new stadium that would have a capacity of over 71,000 people in order to meet the requirements for the 2014 World Cup, to be hosted in Brazil. The stadium was renamed in early 2010 to Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha and construction began in April of the same year. The reconstruction involved dismantling the lower tier and retaining the upper tier into a new rectangular bowl, and reducing the size of the field so that the stadium could become a more specific football stadium. The stadium will also host the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and several matches at the 2016 Summer Olympics football tournament which will be held in Rio de Janeiro.

See also

Mané Garrincha Brasilia

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External links

Media related to Estádio Mané Garrincha at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Estádio Nacional de Brasília at Wikimedia Commons Official website