The Estádio Jacy Scaff, usually known as Estádio do Café, is a football stadium
inaugurated on August 22, 1976 in Londrina, Paraná, with a maximum capacity of
approximately 45,000 people. The stadium is owned by the City Hall of Londrina, and is
the home ground of Londrina Esporte Clube and Associação Portuguesa Londrinense.
Sociedade Esportiva Matsubara also plays at the stadium. Its formal name honors Jacy
Scaff, who is a former president of Londrina Esporte Clube. Its nickname, Café, is due to
coffee being one of the most important goods exported by Londrina city.
The stadium is located 4 km away from the city's downtown, close to the Autódromo
Internacional Ayrton Senna (Ayrton Senna International Raceway).
Estádio do Café is horseshoe shaped.
The stadium was quickly built due to Londrina Esporte Clube's invitation to dispute the
1976 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.
The inaugural match was played on August 22, 1976, when Londrina and Flamengo drew
1-1. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Londrina's Paraná.
The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 54,178, set on February 15, 1978
when Londrina beat Corinthians 1-0.
In 2000, the stadium hosted matches of the South American Pre-Olympic Football
In 2001, due to an electrical energy rationing in Brazil, the Brazilian Football
Confederation transferred several matches to Estádio do Café, including Paulista derbies
such as Santos-São Paulo and Palmeiras-Santos.