Castelão (Ceará)


Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo, also known as the Castelão (Portuguese pronunciation: [kasteˈlɐ̃w], Portuguese for "Big Castle") or Gigante da Boa Vista, is a football stadium that was inaugurated on November 11, 1973, in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. With a maximum capacity of 57,867 spectators it is the sixth largest stadium in the country. The stadium is owned by the Ceará state Government, and is the home ground of Ceará Sporting Club and Fortaleza Esporte Clube. Its formal name honors Plácido Aderaldo Castelo (1906–1979), who served as the governor of Ceará from September 12, 1966, to March 15, 1971, and was a leader in getting the stadium built.