Extra stadium info – Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo
The venue is nicknamed Castelão and Gigante da Boa Vista. It opened with a football match Ceará SC and their arch-rivals Fortaleza EC. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. The stadium’s record attendance was set on 27 August 1980, when the national football team of Brazil defeated Uruguay 1-0 in front of 118,000 fans. In 2014, the Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo hosted six FIFA World Cup matches. The national football team of Costa Rica won the first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the stadium. 58,000 people attended the game between Costa Rica and Uruguay.