Visit the Atlético Paranaense Stadium - the only one with the retractable roof in South America
Visit: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, State of ParanaThe Atlético Paranaense Stadium, the only one in South America that has a retractable roof, has been built to the standards required by FIFA and has capacity for more than 45 thousand fans. It also stands out for its synthetic grass, which is a differential within Brazilian stadiums. The tour passes through exclusive and restricted spaces, which are not open to the general public on days of events and games. Dressing rooms and VIP Sector are some of the highlights. Clube Atlético Paranaense (CAP) was founded in March 26, 1924, from the merger between International FootBall Club and América Futebol Clube. Its traditional colors are black and red. Clube Atlético Paranaense hosts its matches at the Joaquim Américo Guimarães Stadium (also known as Arena da Baixada), reopened in two phases: in 1999 after renovations aimed at its modernization and in 2014, in order to achieve FIFA standard so Curitiba could host the 2014 World Cup. It was the first club of the paranaense soccer to participate of a national competition, the Brazilian Cup of 1959, and to have been finalist of Taça Libertadores, in 2005. The club’s main titles are the 2001 Brazilian Championship and other 24 titles from Paraná State Cup, having played more than 4,200 games in its History. The main local opponent is Coritiba Foot Ball Club, with whom CAP boasts one of the greatest rivalries within Brazilian soccer, the Atletiba. Paraná Clube, whose duel is called Paratico or Derby da Rebouças, is the third main club in the city.