World Cup 2014 stadiums: Estádio Beira-Rio (Beira-Rio) stadium. Part II
Estádio José Pinheiro Borda, better known as Estádio Beira-Rio due to its location beside the Guaíba River, is a football stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It serves as the home stadium for Sport Club Internacional.
The stadium was named after an elderly Portuguese engineer José Pinheiro Borda, who was a supervisor of the building of the stadium but died before seeing its completion.
Address: Avenida Padre Cacique, 891 - Praia de Belas, Porto Alegre - RS, 90180-240, Brazil
Capacity 56,000. After renovation: 51.300 (5,000 VIP seats).
Executive suites 33. After renovation: 125 (70 suites + 55 skyboxes).
Video screens 1 (42m²). After renovation 2 (100m² each).
Renovated Autumn 2013
Cost $ 142 000
Owner Sport Club Internacional
Operator SPE Holding Beira-Rio S/A
Surface TifGrand™ (2013-present) Bermuda Green (1980-2013)
Architect Hype Studio
Field dimensions 105 x 68 m
Average temperature in June: 19.7C
The stadium has gone through restoration in order to host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Currently the stadium fit to an international standard to host any national or international game.
Beira-Rio is one of the only 2014 FIFA World Cup stadiums to be privately owned.
Local star: Ronaldinho, the 33-year old Brazil forward, was born in Porto Alegre and won the Fifa World Player of the Year Award in 2004 and 2005.
2014 FIFA World Cup matches at Beira-Rio are shown below.
All times given in UTC-03 time zone.
June 15, 2014 16:00 France - Honduras (Match 10) Group E
June 18, 2014 13:00 Australia - Netherlands (Match 20) Group B
June 22, 2014 16:00 South Korea - Algeria (Match 32) Group H
June 25, 2014 13:00 Nigeria - Argentina (Match 43) Group F
June 30, 2014 17:00 Winner Group G - Runner-up Group H (Match 54) Round of 16
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