Estádio Orlando Scarpelli is 19,908 capacity stadium located in the Estreito neighbourhood of the popular coastal city of Florianópolis. Home to Figueirense Futebol Clube who invariably float between divisions, the 1961 built ground is one of the smallest in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, and is surely ripe for expansion.
Estádio Orlando Scarpelli is a 1961 constructed football stadium home to Brazilian football side Figueirense FC who are playing in Série A as of the 2014/2015 season. The inaugural match was played against Atlético Catarinense who spoiled the party by beating the home side four goals to nil, with the record attendance of 31,098 set 39 years later when Brazil took on Chile in an international friendly.
Named after the local entrepreneur and sportsman who became chairman of Figueirense Futebol Cluube in the 1940s, Orlando Scarpelli donated the land in the Strait neighborhood which the stadium is located and is regarded as an icon of the club’s history. The stadium retains its original shape to this day, although it has undergone several renovations over the years, most notably post-millennium.
In 1999 to prepare for the new decade Estadio Scarpelli’s playing facilities were upgraded with new changing rooms added, new dugouts and revamped tunnel. For spectators the match day experience was targeted with the club electing to improve access to the stadium with new electronic turnstiles, more concourse areas to eat and drink, and improved restroom facilities.
In 2005 Orlando Scarpelli Stadium was converted to all seating with dark green plastic seats added around the ground to reflect the club’s traditional secondary colour. Although this reduced the capacity to just under 20,000 the atmosphere hasn’t suffered with the stadium awarded the title of “Brazil’s Cauldron” one season after the numerous high attendances and passionate home support.
Estádio Orlando Scarpelli is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.
Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the stadium.