Arena De Baixada, Curitiba

<p><b>Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães</b>, commonly referred to as <b>Arena da Baixada</b>, is a <a href="/pages/w/108501195841933">football</a> stadium in the Água Verde neighborhood of <a href="/pages/w/105700636130580">Curitiba</a>, <a href="/pages/w/112506978767285">Paraná</a>. Opened in 1999, it is the home stadium of <a href="/pages/w/105559302811070">Atlético Paranaense</a>, who also own and operate it. The stadium wwas one of the host venues for the <a href="/pages/w/113429552000892">2014 FIFA World Cup</a>.</p><h2>History</h2><p>The stadium was built at the previous location of a Brazilian Army powder depot. In 1934, the stadium was renamed Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães. In the 1970s, the original stadium was closed down. After being reopened in 1984 and operating for some years, the old stadium building was demolished on March 26, 1997, right after a construction project of a new arena was announced. In June 1999, the new stadium was built. In 2005, the stadium was renamed <i>Kyocera Arena</i>, after the Japanese company <a href="/pages/w/106034762760525">Kyocera</a> purchased the <a href="/pages/w/108534209178577">naming rights</a>.</p><p>The inaugural match of the old stadium was played on September 6, 1914, when <a href="/pages/w/112574408753925">Flamengo</a> beat <a href="/pages/w/216930688328771">Internacional</a> 7–1. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Flamengo's Arnaldo.</p><p>The inaugural match of the new building was played on June 24, 1999, when Atlético Paranaense beat <a href="/pages/w/107671822589181">Cerro Porteño</a> of <a href="/pages/w/109694275724418">Paraguay</a> 2–1. The first goal of the stadium after its reinauguration was scored by Atlético's Lucas.</p><p>The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 31,740, set on December 16, 2001 when Atlético Paranaense beat <a href="/pages/w/109416492409493">São Caetano</a> 4–2, on the first game of that year's Brazilian Championship finals. Although the stadium was not the venue of the <a href="/pages/w/112433612105620">1950 FIFA World Cup</a>, the <a href="/pages/w/137769756243666">Estádio Vila Capanema</a> was the venue for <a href="/pages/w/105700636130580">Curitiba</a> as a host city of the event.</p>

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