Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Venues
Estadio Beira-Rio (Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borba)
City: Porto Alegre
Clubs: Sport Club Internacional
Current Capacity: 56,000
Record Attendance: 106,554
The Estadio Beira-Rio was built in 1959 and its official name came from a Portuguese engineer who oversaw the building of the Stadium, yet died before the stadium could be finished. The stadium takes its nickname from its location. Beira-Rio literally translates as “River Bank” as Sport Club Internacional play the home matches along the River Guaiba. He first match staged at the Beira-Rio was between the home side Internacional and Portuguese giants Benfica. The Brazilian side won the match by two goals to one. In 1972, the Brazilian National side took on a Rio Grande do Sull All-Stars eleven and drew three all. The exhibition match attracted over 106,000 spectators which is a record for the stadium. To be sure it is up to scratch for the finals, the stadium is to be renovated to ensure it matches FIFA’s criteria.