Category: World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014 Stadiums

Arena Amazonia Stadium Information & Map

The Arena Amazonia is located in the city of Manaus which sits in the Amazon rainforest. Arena Amazonia will be built on the site of Estadio Vilvadao. The facility will be operated by AEG. It will the site of games for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

The stadium is being built to resemble the famed straw baskets in the Manaus region. It will be a sustainable stadium project that will use recycled rainwater for bathrooms and even watering the field. Plants will also be used as natural insulation to lower energy costs.

Arena Amazonia AKA Pernambuco will be capable of holding up to 46,000 spectators and the facility will also feature guest services such as restaurants and underground parking. Visitors will also have access to bus and monorail services that service the arena. In addition, the stadium will have 104 luxury suites, a VIP Club, and Business Club Seating. The arena is the anchor for the 250 hectare Cidade da Copa development.

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Arena De Sao Paulo Information & Stadium Map

The facility will be located in the Itaquera neighborhood which is in the Eastern Zone of Sao Paulo. Almost 4 million people live in the Eastern Zone and many of them are supporters of Corinthians.

The Opening Match of World Cup 2014 will be held in the arena as well as five other matches including a semi-final. Up to 6000 people will be involved in the construcution of the Arena De Sao Paulo. Construction is expected to be finished in 2014.

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Estadio Beira-Rio Stadium Information & Map

Estadio Beira-Rio is the largest stadium in the south of Brazil located on the River Guaiba. When not in use for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, it is home of Internacional in the Brazilian domestic league. It was opened in 1969 and the official name of the stadium is “Gigante do Beira-Rio.”

The grounds will host five games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil including a Round-of-16 match. The arena will feature a metal roof to cover spectators and will accommodate up to 50,287 fans.

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Arena da Baixada Stadium Information & Map

The stadium is known as Arena da Baixada but is officially known as Estadio Joaquim Americo. Built in 1914, the facility is home to Atletico Paranaense in the Brazilian domestic league.

Arena da Baixada was originally renovated in 1999 but will undergo more changes in 2012 to prepare it for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In soccer’s ultimate competition, the arena will host four matches. Up to 40,000 fans will be able to watch games in the renovated Arena da Baixada.

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Arena Fonte Nova Stadium Information & Map

Arena Fonte Nova will host six matches including a Round-of-16 and quarterfinal game. Located in Salvador, the facility will be built in place of the Estadio Octavio Mangabeira which was opened in 1951 and closed 56 years later.

The new arena will accommodate up to 56,000 fans when it’s opened for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The state-of-the-art structure will feature a lightweight, metal roof located inside of a complex that will also be home to a restaurant, soccer museum, parking, a concert hall, plus shopping and hotels.

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Estádio do Maracanã Stadium Information & Map

Estádio do Maracanã, officially known as the Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho, in located in Rio de Janeiro and will host seven games during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The stadium has hosted up to 200,000 fans for previous events but the capacity will be 76,935 for the World Cup.

The seven games that will take places at the arena is more than any other venue — among those games will be the 2014 World Cup Final on July 13th. Renovations to the stadium, which is built on the site of the facility erected for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will include replacement of all seating, a new roof, and a rainwater collection system. Maracanã is the biggest stadium in Brazil.

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Arena Cidade da Copa (Pernambuco) Stadium Information & Map

Arena Cidade da Copa, also known Pernambuco, is located in the Sao Lourenco da Mata area of Recife. Three teams from the Brazilian domestic league call Pernambuco their home including Sport, Nautico, and Santa Cruz. The facility will host five games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and hosted the Chile-USA match at the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

Arena Pernambuco will accommodate up to 43,921 fans and will be located in a complex that will provide spectators with access to shopping, theaters, and dining. The stadium is scheduled to be ready for games in June 2013.

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Arena das Dunas Stadium Information & Map

Arena das Dunas is also known as Estadio Joao Claudio de Vasconcelos Machado or Machadão. The facility is located in the Lagoa Nova neighborhood of Natal, the capital of Rio Grande do Norte. It hosts the Brazilian teams ABC, Alecrim, and America.

The Arena das Dunas will be built on the former sites of Machadão and Machadinho, also known as the Humberto Nesi sports hall. The official name, Estadio das Dunas, is based on the sand dunes that the Natal region is famous for.

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