The name of this stadium is a controversy on its own. Its name was changed to "Estadio Municipal Parque do Sabia" due to the FIFA scandal, but it is still referred as "Parque do Sabia".
Estádio Parque do Sabiá, situated in Uberlandia, Brazil is also known as 'Parque do Sabia' meaning Thrush Park. Being a multi-purpose venue of Brazil, the stadium is used to host different kinds of events and shows and primarily of football. This grass-covered stadium is popular in Uberlandia, Brazil and hosts major events. Owned by the Uberlandia City Hall, the full name of this stadium is'Estadio Municipal Joao Havelange'. The stadium is a home ground to clubs Clube Atletico Portal and Uberlandia Esporte Clube.
The first match was held between Republic of Ireland national football team and Brazil national football team where Brazil national football team won the match with a score of 7-0.
The stadium was built in 1982 marking its inauguration on 27th May.
The highest attendance record for this stadium was 80,000, recorded at its inauguration day match.
It is considered as the biggest stadium in Minas Gerais.
The first ever goal in this stadium was scored by Falcao of the Brazil national football team in the event mentioned in above point.