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Estádio Olímpico Monumental
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Full name Estádio Olímpico Monumental
Location Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Coordinates 30°3′37.79″S 51°12′48.94″W / 30.0604972°S 51.2135944°W / -30.0604972; -51.2135944Coordinates: 30°3′37.79″S 51°12′48.94″W / 30.0604972°S 51.2135944°W / -30.0604972; -51.2135944
Built 1954
Opened September 19, 1954
Renovated 1980
Owner Grêmio
Surface Grass
Capacity 45,000 (originally 38,000)
Field dimensions 105 x 68 m

Estádio Olímpico Monumental, also known as Estádio Olímpico, is a football stadium inaugurated on September 19, 1954 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, with a maximum capacity of 45,000 people.[1] The stadium is owned by Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense.[1]


The stadium was inaugurated on September 19, 1954, with a maximum capacity of 38,000 people.[2] In 1980, the stadium was reformed, and its capacity increased to 85,000 people.[2] In 1990, the superior ring bleachers were numbered, and the Olímpico Monumental capacity decreased to 51,081 people.[2]

Pelé was homaged in his birthday, on October 23, 1968 with the stadium floodlights being switched off, and the spectators singing Parabéns a Você (Happy Birthday).[2]

Grêmio won Copa Libertadores at Estádio Olímpico Monumental on July 29, 1983, after defeating Peñarol from Uruguay in a difficult match.[2]

The inaugural match was played on September 19, 1954, when Grêmio beat Nacional of Uruguay 2-0.[1] The first goal of the stadium was scored by Grêmio's player Vitor.[1]

The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 85,721, set on April 26, 1981, when Ponte Preta beat Grêmio 1-0.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Olímpico" (in Portuguese). Cadastro Nacional de Estadios do Futebol. Retrieved 2009-10-27.  
  2. ^ a b c d e Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 471–473. ISBN 8588651017.  


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