Arena Fonte Nova (Estádio Octávio Mangabeira)
|Capacity before works||55 000|
|City||Salvador da Bahia|
|Clubs||EC Bahia, Vitória|
|Tournament||World Cup 2014|
|Construction||09.2010 - 04.2013|
|Cost||R$ 592 million|
|Design||SCHULITZ Architekten / Tetra Arquitetos|
Description: Arena Fonte Nova
The ground is being built in the place of Estadio Fonte Nova that used to be among Brazil's most distinctive venues. Stands that used to have two tiers are now divided into three, but they retained both their oval form and one open end, allowing fans to look at the pond nearby. And as “Fonte” means “source”, the open end visually is the source of the water nearby.
Its predecessor was in desperate need of rebuilding as its state was catastrophic. In 2007 steps collapsed at the highest section, causing 7 people to fall on the pavement and die.
Interview: Keeping Brazilian stadium tradition alive
Arena Fonte Nova ends its World Cup hosting tonight, but its lifespan has only just begun. Here’s our interview with Claas Schulitz, the man behind a legend reborn in Salvador.
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?
Nomination: Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
Glorious history behind, bright future ahead – this can be said about the new Fonte Nova. Of course there are murky episodes too, but no fascinating story would be full without those.
Brazil: Fight against time ahead of Confederations Cup
As it turns out, no more than three arenas will be ready, while three others are well behind. Behind the initial, updated and final deadlines. Largest venues seem to be in worst position, but FIFA assures the tournament will be held as planned.
New presentations: Fonte Nova from 1951 to 2013!
The old stadium had seen some great games of 100,000+ spectators, but it was also the place of a tragic accident in 2007. Closed right afterwards it is now completely rebuilt and again able to hold beautiful football. First game tomorrow!
Brazil: Stadium in Salvador late by 2 months
It was due to be delivered in December, but won't be ready by the end of February. Organizers argue it's caused by FIFA regulations, but it seems far-fetched, to say the least. Still, work is going forward with significant pace.
Brazil: FIFA confirmed Confederation Cup venues
All six stadiums submitted by Brazil were accepted by FIFA, even though two met with severe criticism a few months back for construction delays. Now we present current status (and photos) of all the chosen venues.
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.