Estadio Municipal Joao Havelange (Parque do Sabia), Uberlandia

The Estádio Municipal Parque do Sabiá, also known as Parque do Sabiá, is a multi-use stadium in Uberlândia, Brazil. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It is the home ground of Uberlândia Esporte Clube and Clube Atlético Portal, and is the biggest stadium in Minas Gerais state countryside. The stadium was built in 1982 and is able to hold 53,350 people. It is owned by the Uberlândia City Hall.HistoryThe stadium was inaugurated on May 27, 1982, as Parque do Sabiá .In 1995, the stadium was renamed to Estádio Municipal João Havelange, after a suggestion of the city councilor Leonídio Bouças. However, the name change was not very popular among the city's football fans, and the stadium is still commonly called the Parque do Sabiá.The inaugural match was played on May 27, 1982, when the Brazil national football team beat the Republic of Ireland national football team 7 - 0. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Brazil's Falcão.The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 80,000, set on the inaugural match.In 2015, the stadium was renamed to Estádio Municipal Parque do Sabiá, due to FIFA scandals.
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  • The stadium with a capacity of 40000 people is located next to parque do Sabiá where there is a Zoo, to 5 km walk, picnic and children's toys. It is also next to the gym, sports Sabiazinho with a capacity of 5000 people.
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  • Part of our family program on Sunday afternoon to see the Verdão da Mogiana play. In days of games, it's a good ride to meet this stadium, which is the largest in the interior of MInas Gerais
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  • excellent Stadium, could receive more national games. Lack modernize the accents, but it is very well located next to the main Park of the city.
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