The StadiumsEstadio do Beira Rio, Porto Alegre
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Estádio José Pinheiro Borda, better known as Estádio Beira-Rio and nicknamed the “Gigante do Beira-Rio” (The Giant of Beira-Rio)due to its location beside the Guaíba River, is a football stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It serves as the home stadium for Sport Club Internacional.Nacional de Brasilia Stadium, Brasilia
Originally instead of the Nacional de Brasilia there was the Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha, which was built in 1974. Since it didn’t respect most of the guidelines for international competitions stadiums, Brazil decided to demolish it and build a new one on the same spot.
The arena will host the quarter-finals and the third place play-off other than various games throughout the early rounds.Mineirao Stadium, Belo Horizonte
Home of Cruzeiro, current Brazilian champions, the stadium has been completely renovated in order to be ready for the upcoming World Cup. The pitch was lowered in order to grant a better view of the game from all the different sections of the stands.
The stadium will be hosting the first semi-final of the competition on July 8 and other groups stage matches.
Maracana Stadium, Rio
Arguably the most famous football stadium in the world, Maracanà is gonna host the World Cup final. The stadium was originally built in 1950 to host the World Cup, where Brazil lost to Uruguay 2-1.
The stadium gradually reduced its original capacity, a whopping 200,000 , because of safety standarts, and now ¨only has¨room for 78.450 people
Estadio das Dunas, Natal
The Estadio das Dunas replaced the old Machadão stadium in 2011, in order to be ready for the World Cup and was completed in December 2013.
The names comes from the famous sand dunes of Natal, city in which the stadium is built.Castelao Fortaleza Stadium
The stadium was built in November 1973 and undergone various renovations in 1980, 2002 and 2013. The capacity was brought down from 118,000 people to around 60,000 to match safety standards.
Arena Pernambuco Stadium, Recife
The stadium was built for the upcoming competitions on October 2010 and was completed in May 2013. After being tested in 2013 during the Confederations Cup, it’s ready to host the 2014 World Cup.Arena Fonte Nova Stadium, Salvador
The Fonte Nova stadium replaced the old Estádio Fonte Nova, which was demolished in 2010.
One end of the stadium doesn’t have any seat, in order to let the people from the stands watch the lake nearby.
Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Home of Corinthians, the stadium was started in May 2011 but part of it recently collapsed, killing two workers. The opening of the stadium has been pushed back to 2014, when it’ll host the opening match of the World Cup.Arena de Baixada, Curitiba
The stadium was originally opened in 1999, making it one of the most modern stadiums in South America. In 2009 it was selected as one of the playing venues of the World Cup and had to go through a lot of redevelopment even though it was only open 10 years before.Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba
The Pantanal was built to serve as the playing venue of Cuiabà during the 2014 World Cup, replacing the old Estadio Jose Fragelli which was demolished in 2010.Arena Amazonia, Manaus
The Amazonia replaces Vivaldao stadium, the former home of Nacional. The stadium was designed by a German architect with in mind a lot of the problems of Brazil: the roof’s made of steel and is able to drain the water of tropical rains during the games, but it also reflects heat radiation in order to lower to temperature on the stands.