Estádio Olímpico do Pará is an Olympic stage in Brazil, owned by the Pará State Government. Initially, it was built as a football stadium on the order of the then Pará State Governor Alacid Nunes. The construction work began in the year 1969. Although, it was initially planned to build with a capacity of 120,000 seats but was opened on 4th March 1978 with a capacity for around 70,000 spectators. Its current capacity is 45,007. Alcyr Meira, a local architect, designed the stadium. Major football clubs from Belém such as Paysandu Sport Club, Clube do Remo, and Sport Club Belém have been using the stadium as their home ground since opening. In 2002, it went through renovation making it suitable for hosting Olympic Games.