Zerão (The big Zero)

Featured Image Source: Fabián Berrío, Under Creative Commons, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zer%C3%A3o

Estádio Milton Corrêa, more commonly know as Zerão is a medium sized stadium on the south side of Macapá city in Brazil. On the west side of the stadium, there is a large viewing stand which holds around 10,000 viewers. The stadium is used for many sports including athletics but it mainly used for football. The stadium sits at the end of the Avenue dos Congos.

The most interesting fact about this stadium is that it lies on the equator. With one-half of the pitch lying on the Northern hemisphere and the other half lying on the Southern hemisphere. It is therefore often said that each side is playing not only for their own team or city but for half of the earth which makes ever game sensational.

Source: Openstreetmap, Under Under ODbL, http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/0.00042/-51.07963

The viewing stand is primarily made of concrete with 9 large columns holding up the freestanding roof. There are no other colours to support the roof.

The seating is coloured to look like the flag of the Amapá, a state within Brazil, of which Macapá is the capital city. The state is almost completely covered in rainforest. The capital city has a population just over 400,000 people making it the largest city in the state. The city has enough avid football fans to fill the stadium.

Source: E2m, Under Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bandeira_do_Amap%C3%A1.svg

Source: Wikipedia (Zerão)Wikipedia (Amapá)99percentinvisibleOpen Street Map

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