Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Venues
Estadio do Morumbi (Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo)
City: Sao Paulo
Clubs: Sao Paulo FC
Current Capacity: 80,000
Record Attendance: 138,032
The Estadio do Morumbi opened in 1960 yet it wasn’t fully finished until 1970. Its formal name comes from the Sao Paulo FC chairman who was in charge of the team during the majority of the construction. The stadium, unlike so many in Brazil is owned by the team and not by the state. The first match staged at the ground was between Sao Paulo and Sporting Lisbon of Portugal and the Brazilian side ran out winners by a goal to nil. In 1970 the stadium was finally completed and the capacity rose to 140,000. The Attendance record was set in 1977 when over 138,000 people filed in to watch Corinthians defeat Ponte Preta. As well as being home to Sao Paulo, the Morumbi Stadium has hosted some of the worlds biggest music stars including The Rolling Stones, Queen, U2 and Michael Jackson.