|Tournament||World Cup 2014|
|Construction||08.2010 - 02.2013|
|Cost||R$ 530 m|
|Design||Fernandes Arquitectos Associados|
Description: Arena Pernambuco
New stadium for Recife was planned outside the actual city, in a new complex nicknamed Cidade da Copa (Cup City).
External cladding makes it one of the most interesting venues of the 2014 World Cup, though it was subject to changes over time. Initially, in 2010, the exterior was to have geometrical holes to allow sunlight and ventilation for the facilities inside. In the end cushions known from Allianz Arena were used.
What makes this stadium stand out most are four large ramps forming its edges. They don't only add dynamism, but also create an interesting contrast between the soft cushions and sharp concrete arising from underneath the cladding.
Stands are primarily divided into two tiers, though extensive corporate zones were planned along the pitch. Though the roof doesn't cover all spectators, the robust audience layout allows to protect most from the elements.
Construction was launched in August 2010 and was due to end in December 2012. The deadline wasn't met and next one (March 2013) also passed without the stadium delivered. Eventually the inauguration was set for May 22, but construction works are to end only after the 2013 Confederations Cup.
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 Pernambuco
Recife’s most famous stadiums had been located in the centre. Until mid-2013, when the city’s best stadium opened far in the woods. It’s expected to become a new hub for sports and shopping within the next few years.
New stadium: Itaipava Arena Pernambuco
Very last stadium for this year's Confed Cup is ready. Or at least operable and will see its first real football game tomorrow. Surely one of the most interesting venues for both Brazilian tournaments!
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.
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: Remains of Råsunda to be used in Recife
Two days after farewell to Sweden’s national stadium we already know the future location of its parts. That symbolic venue will start a second life at Recife’s Arena Pernambuco. How? Copa2014.gov.br explains.
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.