Estádio Luisão


Estádio Luisão

Infobox Stadium
stadium_name = Big Louis Stadium
nickname = Big Louis


fullname = Estádio Municipal Prof. Luís Augusto de Oliveira
location = São Carlos, SP, Brazil
coordinates =
broke_ground = 1967
built = 1967 to 1968
opened = November 3 1968
renovated = 1989, 2005 and 2006
expanded = 1980 and 1989
closed =
demolished =
record attendance = 14,554
owner = Prefeitura Municipal
operator = Secretaria Municipal de Esportes e Lazer, and
São Carlos FC
surface = Grass
construction_cost =
architect =
structural engineer =
services engineer =
general_contractor=
project_manager =
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former_names = Campo da Boa Vista
tenants =
São Carlos FC
seating_capacity =
14,359
dimensions =
100.5 x 66 m

Estádio Municipal Prof. Luís Augusto de Oliveira, usually known as Estádio Luisão, or just Luisão, is a football (soccer) stadium in São Carlos, São Paulo State, Brazil. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 14,359. It was inaugurated on November 3 1968. The stadium is owned by the São Carlos City Hall, and its formal name honors Luís Augusto de Oliveira, who was the mayor of São Carlos. São Carlos FC usually plays their home matches at the stadium, and has a pitch size of 100,5 x 66m. "Luisão" means "Luisão" ("Big Louis", in English).

History

The inaugural match was played on November 3, 1968, when São Paulo FC beat SE Palmeiras 3-2. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Antoninho (São Paulo FC).

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 14,554 people, set on October 7, 1992 when São Paulo FC beat GE Sãocarlense 2-0.

On September 7, 1976, the stadium lighting was inaugurated. GE Sãocarlense beat Ferroviária 1-0 in the lighting inaugural match.

References

*"Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro", Volume 3 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.

External links

* [http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/south_america/brazil/sao_paulo/sao_carlos_oliveira.shtml Word stadium]
* [http://mavalem.sites.uol.com.br/sp/SaoCarlos.htm Templos do futebol]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=S%C3%A3o+Carlos+-+S%C3%A3o+Paulo,+Brazil&ie=UTF8&sll=-23.548822,-46.662551&sspn=0.018215,0.028925&z=18&ll=-22.031508,-47.901614&spn=0.002302,0.005375&t=k&om=1 Image Google maps]


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