Wednesday, June 18, 2014

12 Football Stadiums For World Cup 2014 - Brazil

World Cup 2014 in Brazil already began, 32 Teams from 32 Countries with their best players will compete to be the winner of World Cup. There are 12 stadiums and 64 Matches. Opening match held on Arena de São Paulo and Final match schedule in Maracanã. Maracanã is the largest Stadium with 71,159 seats and Arena da Baixada is the Smallest Stadium with 37,634 seats. Let's check it out 12 Stadiums in Brazil that chosen as venues of the 2014 World Cup :
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Maracanã, officially called Estádio Mário Filho, was built to serve as the flagship venue for the 1950 World Cup. It was meant to become the biggest football stadium in the world with Capacity 78,838 seats. Construction began in August 1948 and was completed almost two years later. Maracanã officially opened on 16 June 1950. Maracanã is scheduled to host a total of seven matches during the 2014 World Cup, including one quarter-final and the final. Maracanã is owned by the state of Rio de Janeiro.


The Arena Corinthians, also referred to as Arena de Itaquera and Arena de Sao Paulo, got built to serve as a playing venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and to provide Corinthians with an own home. Building works started in May 2011 and were planned to be completed in December 2013. It officially opened on 18 May 2014. The Arena Corinthians will have a capacity of 48,000 seats, but for the purpose of the World Cup another 20,000 seats will be added on both ends. During the World Cup, it will host the opening match, three further group matches, a round of 16 match, and one of the two semi-finals.

The Arena Fonte Nova also called Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, was built to serve as one of the playing venues for the 2014 World Cup. It replaced the old Estádio Fonte Nova. Estádio Fonte Nova got demolished in 2010 and construction of the new stadium took about two-and-a-half years. It got completed in early 2013 and officially opened on the 5th of April 2013. The Arena Fonte Nova has been selected to host six matches at the 2014 World Cup, including one round of 16 match and a quarter-final. Arena Fonte Nova capacity: 53,700 seats include 2,100 premium seats and a further 1,200 seats in 70 VIP boxes.

Arena Castelão, originally called Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo, opened on the 11th of November 1973. The stadium was built at the initiative of state governor Plácido Castelo. Castelão initially consisted of one small continuous oval-shaped tier and large ramps at both sides. The stadium did not have cover yet and could hold about 70,000 fans. The stadium received cover in 2002 and subsequent renovations brought back capacity to about 60,000. Not much later, Castelão got selected as one of the playing venues of the 2014 World Cup, and therefore required a more substantial redevelopment.

Mineirão, officially called Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, was built to provide the city of Belo Horizonte with a larger alternative for Estádio Independência, then the prime venue of the city. The stadium, projected with a capacity of 130,000 spectators, was meant to become the most modern stadium of Brazil and the new home of Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro. On the 5th of September 1965 Mineirão officially opened. Mineirão hardly changed in the following decades, and in the 1990s still had its original capacity. When Brazil won their bid to host the 2014 World Cup, it was clear that Mineirão needed to undergo a large redevelopment.

Estádio Nacional de Brasília Mané Garrincha is Brazil’s recently opened new national stadium in the city of Brasilia. It is one of the selected playing venues of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Construction of the stadium started in 2010 at the site of the old Estádio Mané Garrincha, which'earlier got completely demolished. The project worked with a budget of R$ 688 million, to be financed by the local government, though final costs are estimated to have passed R$ 1 billion. The design of Estádio Nacional de Brasília was inspired by the works of architect Oscar Niemeyer. Most characteristic feature are the 288 pillars that form the exterior and are holding up the roof. Estádio Nacional de Brasília officially opened on the 18 May 2013. The stadium is scheduled to host seven matches during the 2014 World Cup, including one quarter-final and the match for third place. Capacity: 71,412 seats

The Arena Pernambuc also called Itaipava Arena Pernambuco, was built to serve as the 2014 World Cup venue for the city of Recife. Construction of the stadium started in October 2010 and got completed in May 2013. The Arena Pernambuco officially opened on the 22nd of May 2013. The arena came at a cost of R$500 million, which was financed by a public-private partnership between the state of Pernambuco and a consortium led by construction firm Odebrecht including event management firm AEG. The naming rights were sold to beer brewer Itaipava. The Arena Pernambuco is scheduled to host five matches during the 2014 World Cup, of which one of the round of 16 matches. Capacity: 46,000 seats

Estádio Beira-Rio got built in the 1950s following a period of successes for Internacional, which had resulted in their Estádio dos Eucaliptos becoming too small. In 1956, the city of Porto Alegre donated the club a site in the river Guaíba, which they first had to drain before they could start construction. Building works started in 1959. Estádio Beira-Rio officially opened on 6 April 1969. The stadium hardly changed over the next decades and it was only when it got chosen as one of the playing venues of the 2014 World Cup that an extensive redevelopment was announced, which included the demolition and reconstruction of the lower tier and the construction of a new exterior and roof. During the 2014 World Cup, Estádio Beira-Rio is set to host four group matches and one round of 16 match. Capacity: 50,000 seats

The Arena da Amazônia was built to serve as one of playing venues for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It replaced the old Vivaldão stadium, which used to be the main stadium of the city. The Arena da Amazônia was designed by German architecture firm gmp Architekten, also. The shape of the stadium is meant to resemble a traditional indigenous basket and takes into account the area’s challenging climatic conditions. The roof’s steel structure is designed to serve as a large gutter that drains the tropical rain water, the roof’s coating reflects heat radiation and thus has a cooling effect, openings in the roof and facade stimulate ventilation. The Arena da Amazônia officially opened on 9 March 2014. During the 2014 World Cup, the Arena da Amazônia will host four group matches. Capacity: 44,500 seats

The Arena Pantenal has been built to serve as one of the playing venues of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It replaced the old Estádio José Fragelli (Verdão. Verdão got demolished in 2010, and works on the new stadium commenced later that year. During the 2014 World Cup, the Arena Pantanal will host a total of four group matches. Once the World Cup is over, capacity will be reduced from 41,390 seats to about 28,000 seats by dismantling the upper parts of both ends. The architects of the stadium, GCP Arquitetos, have focused strongly on sustainability and one of the stadium’s noticeable features are the plants and trees that will fill the four corner areas.


The Arena das Dunas built to serve as one of the playing venues for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It replaced the old Machadão stadium, which got demolished in October 2011. The Arenas das Dunas officially opened on the 26th of January 2014. The design of the stadium by architecture firm Populous. Its most characteristic features are the upper tier and roof in the shape of petals. The space between the petals allows the on-shore sea breeze to flow into the stadium while the roof shield the spectators from the at times intense sunlight. The Arena das Dunas is scheduled to host four group matches during the World Cup. Its capacity will get reduced with 10,000 places to a final 33,000 seats.

The Arena da Baixada, also referred to as Arena CAP, got built in 1990s in place of Atlético’s old Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães. It officially opened on the 20th of June 1999 and was considered one of the most modern stadiums of Latin America at that time. The stadium could initially hold about 30,000 spectators and was temporarily renamed Kyocera Arena in the mid 2000s following a naming rights deal. In 2009 the Arena da Baixada got selected as one of the playing venues of the 2014 World Cup. During the 2014 World Cup, the Arena da Baixada will host four matches in the first group stage. Capacity: 41,456 seats

Source :www.stadiumguide.com





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