- Address: Avenida Padre Cacique, 891, Porto Alegre
- Country: Brazil
- Capacity: 50,000
- Opened: 6 April 1969
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Internacional (football)
Extra stadium info – Estádio José Pinheiro Borda
The construction of the venue started in 1956. It opened with a football match between SC Internacional and the Portuguese side SL Benfica. The home side won the game 2-1. Claudiomiro Estrais Ferreira, who was born in Porto Alegre in 1950, scored the first goal of the match. He played hundreds of matches for Sport Club Internacional and several matches for the national football team of Brazil.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup
The Estádio José Pinheiro Borda, nicknamed Gigante da Beira-Rio, was one of the 2014 FIFA World Cup venues. In 2014, the stadium hosted the first-ever FIFA World Cup knockout phase match of Algeria. The national football teams of the Argentine Republic, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the French Republic, Germany, the Hellenic Republic, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Swiss Confederation, the United Mexican States, the United States and Uruguay also reached the knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
SC Internacional and Grêmio
Sport Club Internacional use the Estádio José Pinheiro Borda for home games. SC Internacional and their arch-rivals Grêmio became the first two sports clubs from Rio Grande do Sul with 1 million followers on their main social media page. Both clubs are among the first sports clubs from South America with a value of at least $100 million. SC Internacional was founded in 1909. In 1975, they were crowned Brazilian football champions for the first time in their history. Internacional won the FIFA Club World Cup, the world championship for football clubs, in 2006 for the first time in their history. They won the world championship after beating the Spanish side FC Barcelona 1-0. Carlos Adriano de Souza Vieira scored the only goal of the match.