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Estadio Santa Cruz, Ribeirao Preto

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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 31,527 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.HistoryThe 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.
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  • Friends took me to the final between Botafogo and River Plate. Crowd was fantastic, they cheered and sang all game. I felt safe the whole time even when getting hugged by strangers after Botafogo scor...  more »
  • The stadium and large easy access, parking around. The bathrooms are old and poorly maintained and in days of very dirty games. But it's worth it for football lovers.
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  • Surely one of the best in the State of São Paulo even more at that distance from the Capital, the best stadium of Ribeirão despite the simple structure compared to large arena, has seen the size structure of Botafogo, receives the great teams always in Paulistão, can be improved but meets the needs.
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  • For me it's the biggest of the interior. But I think, with partnerships and support from us fans, the stadium can be modernized and get even better!
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