- Estádio de Pituaçu
stadium_name =Estádio Metropolitano Roberto Santos
nickname =Estádio de Pituaçu
dimensions =110 x 68m
owner =Bahia State Government
Esporte Clube Bahia
Estádio Metropolitano Roberto Santos, usually known as Estádio de Pituaçu, is a football
stadiumlocated in Salvador, Bahiastate, Brazil. The stadium is owned by the Government of Bahia state and it was built in 1979.cite web | title = Estádio Metropolitano Roberto Santos | url=http://mavalem.sites.uol.com.br/ba/Salvador3.htm | accessdate = 2008-01-12 | publisher=Templos do Futebol ] Its formal name honors Roberto Santos, who was a federal deputy, the governor of Bahia state from 1975 to 1979, a professor at the Universidade Federal da Bahia's Faculty of Medicine, and was the Minister of Health during José Sarney's government."Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro", Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.] The stadium became one of the most important stadiums in Bahia after Estádio Fonte Nova's demolition was announced, and it has a maximum capacity of 16,000 people,cite web | title = Obras em Pituaçu devem acabar em maio de 2008 | url=http://oglobo.globo.com/esportes/mat/2007/12/17/327656015.asp | accessdate = 2008-01-12 | publisher=Globo Online ] but it will be expanded to a maximum capacity of 34,000 people.cite web | title = Governo anuncia estádio para o Bahia a partir de agosto | url=http://esporte.uol.com.br/futebol/ultimas/2008/01/11/ult59u142433.jhtm | accessdate = 2008-01-12 | publisher=UOL Esporte ]
The stadium construction concluded in 1979. The inaugural match was played on March 11 of that year, when Bahia beat Fluminense de Feira 2-0. The first goal of the stadium was scored by Bahia's Douglas.
The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 18,418, set on April 2, 1995, when Vitória beat Bahia 2-0.
On January 21, 2008, the stadium reformation started. It was planned to be concluded in August of the same year,cite web | title = Estádio de Pituaçu não ficará mais pronto em agosto | url=http://www.jornaldamidia.com.br/noticias/2008/05/26/Esportes/Estadio_de_Pituacu_nao_ficara_mai.shtml | accessdate = 2008-09-03 | date = 2008-05-26 | publisher=Jornal da Mídia ] but it was delayed to Octobercite web | title = Estádio de Pituaçu só vai ficar pronto em outubro | url=http://www.jornaldamidia.com.br/noticias/2008/07/07/Esportes/Estadio_de_Pituacu_so_vai_ficar_p.shtml | accessdate = 2008-09-03 | date = 2008-07-07 | publisher=Jornal da Mídia ] due to a workers' strike. Its maximum capacity will be expanded to 34,000 people, and it will be adapted to be in accordance with the Brazilian Supporters' Statute (Estatuto do Torcedor).
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