Arena Condá

Capacity19 325
Country Brazil
CityChapecó
ClubsAssociação Chapecoense de Futebol
Inauguration 04/05/2014 (Chapecoense - Corinthians)
Construction 2008-2014
Cost R$ 25 million
Record attendance 19,175 (Chapecoense - Grêmio, 11/05/2014)
Address R. Clevelândia, 807 - Centro, Chapecó - SC, 89801-561, Brazil

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Description: Arena Condá

First field in this location, in eastern downtown Chapecó, was opened in 1976. Equipped with grandstands on all sides (partly covered west stand was the only one built with concrete, remainder was landfill terracing), the building offered roughly 15,000 capacity and was known as Estádio Regional Índio Condá.

Major changes appeared on the horizon in 2007. when the municipal stadium was earmarked for complete reconstruction. With four new stands, two of which covered, it was to hold some 25,000 people and offer completely enclosed football-specific seating bowl.

Those plans never came to fruition in their entirety, which doesn’t mean nothing was done at all. A more cost-effective version saw the old west side retained and renovated, while construction of a new south end began in 2008. In 2011 works followed on the north end, while a new east side ended the project in 2014. After the changes total capacity is estimated at over 22,000, though under 20,000 people are usually allowed on matchday.

Following almost complete reconstruction, the stadium changed its name to a more modern-sounding one, though Arena Condá still honours the name of local Kaingang tribe’s leader. Almost enclosed and compact stands offer good conditions to create vocal atmosphere, earning the stadium a reputation for being intimidating to visiting teams.

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