2014 World Cup Stadiums – part 3
Estadio Beira Rio (Porto Alegre)
The stadium is situated to the south of Brazil and nestling in a picture-postcard setting, and has been the home of Internacional for decades. The venue of many a thrilling city derbies and no fewer than four Copa Libertadores finals, the Estadio Beira-Rio will host four group-games and a Round-of-16 tie during next year’s World Cup.
The 1969-built stadium-complex has been entirely refurbished, and after the new roof-structure and all other reconstructions it will be able to accommodate 50.287 spectators during next year’s tournament.
Arena Penambuco (Recife)
The freshly-built stadium was inaugurated on May 22nd and is being tested on the Confederations Cup; during next year’s World Cup it will host five games. The 44.248 capacity stadium will be the home ground of the Brazil first division club Nautico from June, and in the same month Arena Pernambuco will host its first international matches during the Confederations Cup.
The new stadium has received an entirely new infrastructure, with a new airport, shopping malls, restaurants and cinema complexes nearby. Similarly to other host scenes, the power intake of Pernambuco is also intended to be generated through the instalment of solar cells.
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador)
The 56.000 capacity stadium has been pronouncedly built for the Confederations Cup and the World Cup in the place of the old stadium that was closed in 2007 and demolished three years later. Arena Fonte Nova, covered with steel roof structure, will host four games: two group matches, one Round-of-16 tie and a quarterfinal will be organized in Salvador in 2014.
Arena de Sao Paolo (Sao Paolo)
A lot of people have been waiting for the new stadium of the Corinthians in Sao Paolo; this team used to be the only one among the three local clubs that didn’t have a stadium on their own, so the preparations for the 2014 World Cup have yield their fruit. According to the plans the arena will be completed by the beginning of 2014; the stadium with a capacity of 65.807 seats will host the opening game, and after that they will organize four matches here, including a semi-final.