Estádio José De Melo

Estádio José de Melo, sometimes called Stadium José de Melo, is a multi-use stadium located in Rio Branco, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Andirá Esporte Clube, Atlético Acreano, Independência Futebol Clube, Atlético Clube Juventus, Rio Branco Football Club and Associação Desportiva Vasco da Gama. It also hosted the home matches of América-AC The stadium has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people and was built in 1929 (according to some sources, it was inaugurated in 1935). The stadium is owned by Rio Branco Football Club and is named after the commissioner José Francisco de Melo, who is a former player and former president of Rio Branco Football Club. He also donated the groundplot where the stadium was built.

Most Campeonato Acriano matches are held at Estádio José de Melo.

Read more about Estádio José De Melo:  History

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