The Mangueirão stadium, also known as Estádio Estadual Jornalista Edgar
Augusto Proença (State Stadium Edgar Augusto Proença, in English) is a
football stadium inaugurated on March 4, 1978 in Belém, Pará, with a
maximum capacity of 45,007 people. The stadium is owned by the Pará
State Government, and is the home ground of Paysandu Sport Club and
Clube do Remo. Its formal name honors Edgar Proença, a journalist and
sport announcer of Pará state, and the founder of Rádio Paraense, the first
Pará radio station.
History of the Stadium
The Mangueirão stadium architectonical project is from August of 1969.
The Stadium was designed by Alcyr Meira, a local architect. The Pará
State Governor of that time, Alacid Nunes ordered a 120,000 people
football stadium construction project. The works started in 1970, when were
built the ditch, the field and the general bleachers. A year later, the project
was changed, and the stadium maximum capacity was reduced from
120,000 to 70,000. In 1971 the construction works restarted, with the
construction of the first structural module.
In 2002, 24 years after the stadium inauguration, Mangueirão was
reinaugurated as an olympic stadium. R$ 30 million were spent by the
government of Pará state.
Mangueirão's most important match was the first leg of Copa dos
Campeões final, played on July 31, 2002, when Cruzeiro beat Paysandu
The inaugural match was played on March 4, 1978, when a Pará State
all-stars team beat a Youngsters Uruguay national team 4-0. The first goal
of the stadium was scored by Pará's Mesquita.
The reinaugural match was played on May 1, 2002, when Remo and
Paysandu drew 2-2. The first goal of the stadium after the reinauguration
was scored by Remo's Balão.
The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 65,000, set on July 11,
1999 Remo vs. Paysandu match.
The stadium's attendance record after the reinauguration currently stands
at 57,248, when Boca Juniors beat Paysandu 4-2.
Nome Oficial: Estádio Olímpico Edgard Proença
Endereço: Rodovia Augusto Montenegro, 3101 - Belém (PA)
Primeiro Jogo: Seleção Paraense 4 x 0 Seleção Uruguaia de Novos
Primeiro Gol: Mesquita (Seleção Paraense)
Primeiro jogo após a reforma: Remo 2 x 2 Paysandu (05/05/2002)
Primeiro gol após a reforma: Balão (Remo)
Recorde de Público: 65.000 (Remo x Paysandu - 11/07/99)
Recorde de público após a reforma: 57.248 (Paysandu 2 x 4 Boca Jrs-ARG)R
Dimensões do Gramado: 105m x 68m
Proprietário: Governo do Estado do Pará