Arena do Grêmio

Capacity60 540
55,426 (Seats)
20,380 (Lower tier)
8,848 (Business level)
2,728 (130 boxes) (Skyboxes)
23,470 (Upper level)
5,114 (terrace) (Geral stand)
Country Brazil
CityPôrto Alegre
ClubsGręmio FBPA
Floodlights 2,000 lux
Inauguration 08.12.2012 (Grêmio - Hamburger SV, 2-1)
Construction 09.2010 - 12.2012
Cost 540 mln R$
Design Plarq Arquitetura
Contractor Grupo OAS

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Description: Arena do Grêmio

Grêmio's new stadium was first presented in 2009 as a conceptual design by Plarq Aruitetura from Sao Paulo. Construction – funded privately by the club – started in September 2010 and ended just over 2 years later, in November 2012. Both the time frame and budget of R$540m were not exceeded, making the stadium exemplary in Brazil.

Arena covered almost entirely in blue/white/black elements from the club's crest offers room for 60,540 people with one stand devoted to fanatics from 'Geral' community who wished to have no seats. After special amendments the stand is able to withstand the crowd falling down – a behaviour characterising Grêmio fans after a goal is scored.

First game played was one against German HSV, commemorating previous encounter from 1983, when both clubs were continental champions.

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