Sport Club Internacional, from Porto Alegre, one of the main teams in Brazil, FIFA World Club Champion in 2006, owner of the Stadium Beira-Rio, one of the venues of the World Cup 2014, announced this week that Estádio dos Eucaliptos (Stadium of Eucalyptus) is beinf offered for sale.
Internacional hopes to get R$ 20 million (about US$ 16 million), which will be entirely directed to the renovation of Beira-Rio. Directors say that yet another R$ 20 million will be needed to put Beira-Rio in the conditions that FIFA demands for a stadium to stage important matches (Beira-Rio aspires to hosting the opening and the semi-final matches).
The tender of sale is here. Below, an image captured from the Internacional website.
Estadio dos Eucaliptos is part of the History of the World Cups.
The stadium was built in 1930. It staged two matches of the World Cup 1950: Mexico 1 x 4 Yugoslavia (11,000 attendants) and Mexico 1 x 2 Switzerland (3,500 attendants). Since Beira-Rio was opened, in 1969, the Eucaliptos has been inactive.