Zerão


Zerão

Estádio Milton Corrêa, usually known as Zerão, is a multi-use stadium located in Macapá, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Amapá Clube, Esporte Clube Macapá, Trem Desportivo Clube and Ypiranga Clube. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 5,000 people and was built in 1990. The name (and the fame) come from the unusual circumstance that the midfield line supposedly lies exactly on the Equator, thus causing each team to defend one hemisphere.

Zerão is owned by the Amapá State Government. The stadium is named after Milton de Souza Corrêa, who was a former president of the Amapá State Football Federation. The stadium is nicknamed after the neighborhood where it is located, Marco Zero (the neighborhood is named Marco Zero as it is located on the Equator). Zerão means Big Zero.

History

In 1990, the works on Zerão were completed. It was named Estádio Ayrton Senna, and was named after the Formula 1 pilot. The inaugural match was played on October 17 of that year, when Independente beat Trem 1-0. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Independente's Mirandinha. The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 10,000, set on that match.

In 1994, after Milton de Souza Corrêa's death, the stadium was renamed to its current name, Estádio Milton Corrêa

References

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

External links

* [http://mavalem.sites.uol.com.br/ap/Macapa.htm Templos do Futebol]


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