Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães


* Address: Rua Buenos Aires, 1260, Curitiba
* Country: Brazil
* Capacity: 42,000
* Opened: 24 June 1999
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Athletico Paranaense (football)

Extra stadium info – Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães

The stadium, which has a rectractable roof, is nicknamed Arena da Baixada. It hosted 2014 FIFA World Cup matches of the national football teams of Algeria, Australia, Ecuador, Honduras, Iran, Nigeria, Russia and Spain. Club Athletico Paranaense use the venue for home games. In 2001, they were crowned Brazilian football champions for the first time in their history after beating AD São Caetano 4-2 in front of 31,000 spectators.

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