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Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo

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The Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo, widely known as Morumbi, is a football stadium located in the Morumbi district in São Paulo, Brazil. It is the home of São Paulo Futebol Clube and its formal name honors Cícero Pompeu de Toledo, who was São Paulo Futebol Clube's chairman during most of the stadium construction and died before its inauguration. Morumbi is the largest privately owned stadium in Brazil. The stadium was designed by the architect João Batista Vilanova Artigas.HistoryIn the early years of its existence, São Paulo Futebol Clube used for their headquarters and home field the Chácara da Floresta, located beside the Ponte das Bandeiras next to the Tietê river in the center of São Paulo. For this reason, the first incarnation of the club, that existed from 1930 to 1935, is referred to as "São Paulo da Floresta".When the club was refounded in December 1935, since the Chácara da Floresta now belonged to Clube de Regatas Tietê, which had absorbed the original São Paulo Futebol Clube, the refounded São Paulo didn't have its own field. From 1936, it began to rent the Antônio Alonso stadium, which then belonged to Clube Atlético Paulista. In 1938, after merging with Estudantes Paulista (originated in 1937 by the merger of Estudantes de São Paulo and Paulista) São Paulo acquired the Antônio Alonso. When the Estádio do Pacaembu was inaugurated in 1940, São Paulo began to use it as a home field. the Antônio Alonso stadium was sold to Juventus in 1942.
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  • Cozy, with impeccable lawn and a theatre of football, with panoramic view and the charms of the neighborhood of Morumbi. You are great memories of the brazilian national team in qualifiers and participations in memorable games. Also unforgettable moments of WINS and titles of São Paulo.
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  • I went to make a visit monitored and loved it!! Very organized sectors! You can go through the trophy room, location of the concentration and take a picture in the symbol of the Club. Great for family visits.
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  • I've followed football matches to concerts at the stadium. Very organized and secure. The only thing that bothers you is the massive presence of keepers in the days of show, that charge absurd values above 50 R$ to leave your car on the street. real case of police.
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