Everyone is just ready for the kick off of the FIFA World Cup 2014 which is to happen in just next few days. But there are very few people or even fans have cared about the stadiums in which the entire world cup is going to be staged. We have brought out all the important details about these stadiums for you. So have a look at them.
Estadio Do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Capacity: 76, 935 fans
This stadium was originally made for the 1950 FIFA World Cup. This stadium is known for having a capacity to accommodate around 200,000 people. Popularly known as Maracana, in Brazil, this is the second most popular tourist destination in the city of Rio de Janeiro. A major revamp work was done for this stadium, which is also going to hold the finals of this year’s world cup. It will hold 7 matches the most by a stadium in this world cup, including the finals.
Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Capacity: 65, 807 fans (including 20, 000 temporary seating)
Despite having the most popular football team in the football crazy country like Brazil, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Sao Paulo did not have a football stadium. So with the help of the Federal Government, a new stadium was built for the team and also for the world cup. This Sao Paulo stadium will host 6 games including the opening game.
Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Capacity: 56, 000 fans
The original stadium was built in 1951 and was closed in 2007 and was demolished in 2010 to build a new stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2014. Fonte Nova means ‘a new fountain’ in Portuguese and the Itororo Dam near the stadium provides the water for the water fountains near the stadium for the public usage. This Salvador stadium will be hosting 6 FIFA World Cup 2014 games.
Arena Amazonia – Manaus
Capacity: 42, 374 fans
The Arena Amazonia is already considered as the most beautiful stadium, we are going to see during this year’s football world cup. The reason behind it is that the stadium has a design of a straw basket. The town of Manaus is 2800 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro and is near the Amazon Rain Forests. This is going to be one more special about this stadium as well. The city is known for its connectivity via monorail. The stadium will have restaurants and underground parking. Arena Amazonia will host 4 games for this world cup.
Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba
Capacity: 42, 968 fans
The stadium is built on the Green Theme. Recycled waste and air and soil quality were monitored in structuring this stadium. It has more animal instinct than the previously mentioned stadium in Manaus. After the world cup is over the stadium will be restructured in small parts to accommodate local events. The stadium will have 4 world cup games.
Arena da Baixada, Curitiba
Capacity: 41, 456 fans
With free Wi-Fi and a central surveillance system installed, Arena da Baixada is called the most modern stadium of Brazil. It was revamped in 1999 yet it went to some more serious improvements prior to the world cup 2014 and has expanded to 15, 000 more fan capacity. The best part of the players will be the low temperature, atmosphere which they will not find in any other place of Brazil. The stadium will host 4 games.
Estadio Mineiro, Belo Horizonte
Capacity: 62, 547 fans
This is considered to be the historical stadium of Brazil. It has hosted the 2004 and 2008 qualifying games against Brazil’s arch rivals Argentina. It has a huge capacity to store up to 6, 270, 000 liters of rainwater and are used for the watering the pitch and for the bathrooms. The renovated Estadio Mineiro will host 6 games.
Arena Pernambuco, Recife
Capacity: 44, 248 fans
If you will be mistaken, this stadium as a business center then you may not be wrong. The Arena Pernambuco is also called as City of the Cup, which has a residential and business towers along with hotels and shopping centers. This business arena will host 5 matches, this world cup.
Estadio das Dunas, Natal
Capacity: 42, 086 fans
Known for its beaches and sand duns, the city of Natal has this stadium also known to have ‘Stadium of the Dunes’. Natal has the tropical climate which can be a killer for the players, hence the stadium has left a few gaps to allow the air ventilation. The stadium was built after demolishing the Machadao and Humberto Nesi sports hall in 2011 and it was just getting ready just in time for the world cup, just in December 2013. The stadium will host 4 world cup matches.
Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
Capacity: 64, 846
Learning lessons from the traffic problems in South Africa during the world cup, the Estadio Castelao has dedicated underground parking plus four lanes of buses and two metro stations attached to it. The stadium was built in 1973 and was ready for the FIFA Confederations Cup, Brazil in 2013 itself. The hosts will play on 17th June and stadium will host 6 matches in total including the quarter finals.
Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Capacity: 48, 849 fans
Unlike other stadiums in Brazil, Estadio Beira-Rio was still operative during the revamp action was going on around it. It is located on the banks of the River Guiba. It has an innovative metal roof, which will cover the stands, ramps and turnstile. Total 5 matches will be played in this stadium.
Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasilia
Capacity: 70, 064 fans
The original stadium Estadio Mane Garrincha was totally demolished and this new stadium was built within six months. The stadium has hosted the opening game of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil last year and this year the stadium will host 7 games in all. The round ceiling of the stadium is the main attraction of it.