Estadio Municipal Joao Havelange (Parque do Sabia), Uberlandia

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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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  • Stadium very conserved. Impeccable lawn. Huge bleachers. All in excellent condition for football games or great shows. Pity that the town doesn't have time.
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  • With free entry to this municipal park has considerable green area with several options for the practice of physical activities outdoors.
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  • Stadium with an excellent structure but without management. Deserve better care. Presents an excellent lawn.
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It's no coincidence that many of Uberlandia's most upmarket hotels line the city's main shopping street, Avenue João Naves de Ávila. Stay in one of the hotels along the avenue, or in the streets of the city center just behind it, to have easy access to the city's excellent shopping options. If high-end acommodation and glitzy retail isn't what you're looking for, look a few minutes away from the avenue and stay in one of many budget guesthouses and hostels. You can also find a cluster of accommodations slightly to the northwest in the neighborhood of Higino Guerra, around Praça da Bíblia.
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