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Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Venues

Estadio Beira-Rio

Beira Rio Stadium

Full name: Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda

Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Opened: April 6, 1969

Capacity: 56,000

Estadio Beira-Rio (officially the Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda) is a football stadium located on the Rio Guaiba shoreline in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It serves as the home stadium of Sport Club Internacional. It is named after Jose Pinheiro Borda, an elderly Portuguese engineer who supervised the building of the stadium for many years. Unfortunately, he died before seeing its completion. The stadium is nicknamed Beira-Rio (literally 'river bank') because it is located along the margins of the Rio Guaiba.

Estadio Beira-Rio replaced Internacional's previous stadium, the Estadio dos Eucaliptos.

General Information

  • Grass: Bermuda Green (imported from the USA)
  • Box offices: 4, with 68 booths
  • Toilets: 39 (20 mens/19 ladies)
  • Capacity 56,000
  • Record Attendance 106.554 (Rio Grande do Sul All-Stars team 3 x 3 Brazil's national team - June 17 1972)

History

Embankment on the Rio Guaiba

In 1956, councilman Ephraim Pinheiro Cabral presented a document to the government that included a donation of part of the Guaiba, to be reclaimed for Sport Club Internacional.

Estadio Beira-Rio was constructed with the help of the club's enthusiasts and supporters. They contributed bringing bricks, concrete and iron.

First years of construction

During the sixties, Estadio Beira-Rio was ironically called "Boia Cativa", since it seemed that never it would be concluded, especially since those were difficult times for Internacional on the field.

The stadium's debut was played on April 6, 1969, when Internacional beat Portugal's Benfica 2-1. The first goal ever scored in the stadium was done by Internacional's Claudiomiro.

Present Situation

Beira-Rio is the biggest stadium in the Rio Grande do Sul state and also South Brazil. Recently, the stadium's field was chosen as the best in an election by captains of the 20 teams that participate in Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A. The Beira-Rio complex also houses a chapel, an events center, bars, stores and a parking lot for 3,000 cars. Parque Gigante, featuring pools, gyms, soccer fields, and tennis courts, is located next to it.



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