Estádio Santa Cruz

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Arena Eurobike
Estádio Santa Cruz
LocationRibeirão Preto, Brazil
Coordinates21°12′09″S 47°47′21″W / 21.20250°S 47.78917°W / -21.20250; -47.78917
OwnerBotafogo
OperatorBotafogo
Capacity29,292[1]
Field size105 x 68m
SurfaceGrass
OpenedJanuary 21, 1968
Tenants
Botafogo Futebol Clube

The Estádio Santa Cruz is a multi-purpose stadium in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo state, Brazil. It is currently used mostly for football matches; the stadium holds 29,292 people. It was built in 1968; the stadium is owned by Botafogo Futebol Clube, and its formal name honors the neighborhood where it was built.

History[edit]

The inaugural match was played on January 21, 1968, when Botafogo Futebol Clube beat the Romania national football team 6-2; the first goal of the stadium was scored by Botafogo's Sicupira.

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 49,358 people, set on March 17, 1993 when the Brazil national football team and the Poland national football team drew 2-2.

In 1995, the Campeonato Paulista final matches of that year, between Palmeiras and Corinthians were played at the stadium, on July 30 and August 6.

References[edit]

  • Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.