Arena da Amazonia (Vivaldão)
|Clubs||America, Nacional, Atletico Rio Negre|
|Tournament||World Cup 2014|
|Cost||R$ 669.5 million|
|Construction||12/07/2010 - 02/2014|
|Address||Av. Constantino Nery, 4611-5201, Flores, Manaus, AM, Brazil|
Stadium of the Year Jury Vote: 2. Arena da Amazonia
Spectacular architecture, likely to become inspiration for other stadiums. While Arena da Amazonia may have experienced problems in delivery, now Manaus has one of the most interesting stadiums worldwide.
World Cup: All stadiums tested, no serious incidents
Some may argue that safety infractions happened, that stadiums aren’t ready. But in all fairness Brazil is proving to be a great host for tourists. And if Japanese fans cleaning litter make headlines, nothing serious is going wrong, eh?
Brazil: Manaus opened once more, once more not finished
Yesterday saw the first game at Arena da Amazonia, the stadium initially opened by president Dilma Rousseff in mid-February. Both occasions have one thing in common: works still haven’t finished.
New stadium: Arena da Amazonia
It was supposed to resemble a traditional fruit basket of the Amazon. Citizens were expected to verify this symbolism today, but opening plans had to be changed.
Manaus: Finishing touches at Arena da Amazonia
By the end of January progress rate at the construction site was nearly 97%. All seats and all strips of membrane are now installed, giving a very good idea of how the stadium will look during the 2014 World Cup.
Brazil: Work halted in Manaus after tragic fall
After Saturday’s deadly fall from the stadium’s roof, labour court decided to ban all work in heights until general contractor guarantees that all workers follow safety instructions. It’s not clear whether this will impact delays in delivering the arena.
2014 World Cup: Six stadiums to miss FIFA deadline
Brazilian sports minister admitted that not three, but all six stadiums still under construction will miss the December-2013 deadline set by FIFA. Though alarming, it doesn't mean trouble for the hosts just yet.
Brazil: Will FIFA avoid ‘ghost viewers’?
It seems impossible to get rid of, but FIFA attempts to minimize it. And by ‘it’ we mean ghost viewers – with tickets sold, but left unused. Number of such spots may reach several thousand per game.
Brazil 2014: Record sales of hospitality packages
Though it’s only 7 months since premium seats at Brazilian stadiums went on sale for the 2014 World Cup, targeted income already exceeds expectations and is higher than total hospitality revenue from South Africa’s 2010 World Cup.