Sunday, June 5, 2011
Santos is coming to town
June 5, 2011 (Montreal)-- The Stadium of the Day is Vila Belmiro, home of the world famous team FC Santos where Pele played his entire club career. This ground is one of the original stadiums to inspire the Stadium Art Movement (see our feature on this matter in Now The Good News) with its non-conforming idiosyncrasies. Art Deco meets functional minimalism, yet one side of the ground has three vertical tiers in a total asymmetrical array of classic Latin American design. Even though Pele no longer plays here, it is still an absolute waste of time visiting the vast continent of South America and not checking out this absolute poppet of a stadium.