Arena das Dunas
|Tournament||World Cup 2014|
|Cost||423 mln R$|
|Construction||08.2011 - 12.2013|
|Design||Populous, Coutinho, Diegues e Cordeiro Arquitetos, Grupo Stadia|
Arena das Dunas – design description
Initial concept was delivered by Populous architects. The stadium was to be divided into single sections of seating, each with its own cover. This composition was later dropped and though the stadium retained its outer shell very much, the interior became more unified.
Stands along the pitch have two tiers divided by business seats, while end zones are single-tiered. Only for the duration of 2014 World Cup temporary stands were planned, raising capacity from permanent 31,375 to 42,086.
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: FIFA urges Natal to speed up
With just over two weeks remaining until the World Cup begins in Brazil, only one of two temporary stands is ready in Natal. FIFA secretary general expressed his anxiety with what he saw yesterday.
New stadium: Arena das Dunas
Yesterday saw the very first game at Arena das Dunas. There's still work to be done ahead of the 2014 World Cup, but launching into operation went very well. Apart from attendance, because the stadium was half empty.
Brazil: Hasty opening in Natal with protesters in the background
Late Wednesday afternoon saw officials celebrating the opening of Arena das Dunas in Natal, seventh stadium ready for the 2014 World Cup. Except that it's not ready just yet and politicans also had to bear hundreds of protesters outside, kept there by military police.
Natal: Arena das Dunas set alight for the first time
2013 ended in an unexpected way for many citizens of Brazilian Natal. 2 hours before midnight on New Year’s Eve all lights at Arena das Dunas were lit in the very first test ahead of upcoming opening.
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: New stadium in Natal to be ready in late 2013?
Despite over 1,800 workers on site, works are still behind schedule. The concrete shell is ready, now temporary sections, roof and pitch are to be done. Will the contractors manage to deliver their build in half a year?
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: Celebration in Natal with construction ahead of schedule
Recent estimations say half of the new stadium in Natal will be ready by the end of December. An increase in pace and reason to celebrate for the city singled out by FIFA as one with risk of losing the 2014 World Cup, “Tribuna do Norte” reports.
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.
Brazil: Natal stadium given special attention by FIFA
Construction of Arena das Dunas began as the last one for 2014 World Cup. Now FIFA claims the building is behind schedule and needs constant monitoring to assure completion on time – Copa.gov.br reports.