Estádio José do Rego Maciel, also known as Estádio do Arruda, is a multi-use stadium in Recife, Brazil. It is currently used mostly for football
matches. The stadium was built in 1972 and is able to hold 60,044 people. Estádio do Arruda is owned by Santa Cruz Futebol Clube. The
stadium is named after José do Rego Maciel, who was Recife's mayor between 1952 and 1955.
The mayor José do Rego Maciel donated in 1955 a groundplot to Santa Cruz. This groundplot is the place were the stadium was built. The
stadium was inaugurated on June 4, 1972.
The inaugural match was played on June 4, 1972, when Santa Cruz beat an Amateur Brazilian National team 1-0. The first goal of the stadium
was scored by Santa Cruz's Betinho.
The stadium's attendance record currently stands at 90,200, set on March 23, 1994 when Brazil beat Argentina 2-0. Since then the capacity of
the stadium has reduced due to safety reasons.