Estádio Presidente Vargas
|Fortaleza EC, AE Tiradentes, Ceará SC
|Estádio Municipal (1945-1950)
|BRL 48 million
|Rua Marechal Deodoro da Fonseca, 1187 Benfica, Fortaleza, Brazil
Estádio Presidente Vargas – stadium description
Built in 1941, this stadium is the largest centrally located sports arena in the metropolis of Fortaleza. It’s located in the old part of the city, surrounded dominantly by low-density housing.
Though it lost its not a showcase in terms of quality or size, especially with the redeveloped Castelao, this stadium is still a favourite for many fans with its compact size and stands just behind the pitch. It still houses three famous local derbies, being the home of three teams regularly and several more on less frequent occasions.
In 2008-2011 it underwent significant redevelopment. With refreshed stands and new seats (capacity decreased to 20,000) it offers more comfort than before. Especially with tall fence replaced by glass, which allows viewers to enjoy games even in lower rows. The project was worth a total of BRL 48 million and allowed “PV” to become a training venue for the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup.