Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Venues
Clubs: Ceara Sporting Club & Fortaleza Esporte Clube
Current Capacity: 69,000
Record Attendance: 118,496
The Estadio Castelao was opened in 1973 and is the home stadium for two teams. It has also hosted the Brazil national team and it was a match between the Brazilians and Uruguay that recorded its biggest ever Attendance in 1980. The stadium is owned by the Ceara State Government and is officially named after Placido Alderado Castelo who was State Governor for five years. The first match played at the stadium was contested by the two resident teams who fought out a nil nil draw. In 2000 the State Government decided to renovate the stadium and the capacity was reduced to its current level. When the stadium reopened in 2002, the first match was between the Brazil national team and the Yugoslavian national team. The Brazilians responded to the new surroundings and overcame the Europeans thanks to a solitary goal from Luizao.