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Stadium Exactly On The Equator In Brazil

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Estádio Milton Corrêa, the multi-purpose stadium in Brazil is an example of an unusual coincidence.

This stadium is mainly used for football matches and in that case the two halves of the field stays in two hemispheres.

Isn’t it amazing? The players run through the equator, from northern hemisphere to south and southern to northern. And it is a real fact.

What’s the Fact?

Marco Zero in Macapá, The Capital of the Middle of the World (Image Courtesy: Google)
Marco Zero in Macapá, The Capital of the Middle of the World (Image Courtesy: Google)

Actually the stadium Estádio Milton Corrêa which is usually known as Zerão, is located at Marco Zero.

Marco Zero is the place (“mark 0” in English) which is located exactly on the Equator.

It is also called The Capital of the Middle of the World. Zerão means Big Zero, denoting the 0th latitude – Equator.

About the Stadium:

Zerão is owned by the Amapá State Government. It is named after Milton de Souza Corrêa, who was a former president of the Amapá State Football Federation.

But it is popularly known as the Zerão. This place is used mostly for football matches.

This field is the home groung of Amapá Clube, Esporte Clube Macapá, Oratório Recreativo Clube, Trem Desportivo Clube, Santos Futebol Clube (AP), São Paulo Futebol Clube (AP) and Ypiranga Clube.

All these Brazilian clubs play their home matches here. It has a maximum capacity of 10,000 people and was built in 1990.

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