Stadiums

Which World Cup Brazil 2014 stadiums will be used? The World Cup matches will be played in a total of 12 stadiums. Only 9 stadiums have finished the upgrade and are ready for the World Cup, whereas the other 3 stadiums are still being constructed and renovated. The deadline for the construction and renovation was initially 31st of December 2013. There were concerns the deadline will not be reached since of the 6 stadiums, only Arena das Dunas and Arena de São Paulo seemed to be on schedule. It turned out none of the 6 stadiums in construction have been finished by December 31. The remaining 3 stadiums are now expected to be finished just before the World Cup starts.

All 12 stadiums have applied for and will receive the LEED certificate. This was a requirement by the Brazilian Development Bank. The bank helped financing the stadiums and therefore demanded the stadiums to achieve some sort of  ‘green’ certificate. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is the internationally recognized green building certification system issued by the non-governmental organisation CBG (Green Building Council). The certificate shows the emphasis on sustainability such as making use of renewable energy and the reuse of water.


The 12 World Cup Brazil 2014 stadiums where in total 64 matches will be played are:

Estádio Mineirão

Location: Belo Horizonte
Capacity: 62,500
Status: Ready
Games: 6
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha

Location: Brasilia
Capacity: 71,000
Status: Ready
Games: 7
Arena Pantanal

Location: Cuiabá
Capacity: 42,900
Status: Under renovation
Games: 4
Arena da Baixada

Location: Curitiba
Capacity: 43,000
Status: Under construction
Games: 4
Estádio Castelão

Location: Fortaleza
Capacity: 64,800
Status: Ready
Games: 6
Arena da Amazônia

Location: Manaus
Capacity: 42,300
Status: Ready
Games: 4
Arena das Dunas

Location: Natal
Capacity: 42,000
Status: Ready
Games: 4
Estádio Beira-Rio

Location: Porto Alegre
Capacity: 56,000
Status: Ready
Games: 5
Arena Pernambuco

Location: Recife
Capacity: 46,000
Status: Ready
Games: 5
Estádio do Maracanã

Location: Rio de Janeiro
Capacity: 78,000
Status: Ready
Games: 7
Arena Fonte Nova

Location: Salvador
Capacity: 55,000
Status: Ready
Games: 6
Arena de São Paulo

Location: São Paulo
Capacity: 65,800
Status: Under construction
Games: 6

World Cup Brazil 2014 stadiums

This video shows characteristics of the host cities and the World Cup Brazil 2014 stadiums. Many photos are not taken of the real stadiums, for the simple reason that the construction and renovation are still in progress. However it gives a clear idea which stadiums will be used for the World Cup 2014. Ignore the stadium names though, some have been replaced with the current names.

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