World Cup 2014 stadiums (Brazil)
|Tournament name||Design||Construction||City||Country||Tournament capacity|
|Estadio do Maracana||See||See||Rio de Janeiro||74 738|
|Estadio Nacional de Brasilia||See||See||Brasilia||69 349|
|Arena de Sao Paulo||See||See||São Paulo||62 601|
|Estadio Castelao||See||See||Fortaleza||60 342|
|Estadio Mineirao||See||See||Belo Horizonte||58 170|
|Arena Fonte Nova||See||See||Salvador da Bahia||51 900|
|Estadio Beira-Rio||See||See||Pôrto Alegre||43 394|
|Arena Pernambuco||See||See||São Lourenço da Mata||42 610|
|Arena Pantanal||See||See||Cuiabá||41 112|
|Arena Amazonia||See||See||Manaus||40 549|
|Estadio das Dunas||See||See||Natal||39 971|
|Arena da Baixada||See||See||Cúritiba||39 631|
All tournament matches
|Stadium||Fixture||Attendance||Date (local time)|
|Arena de Sao Paulo||Brazil 3–1 Croatia||62,103||12/06/2014 17:00|
|Estadio das Dunas||Mexico 1–0 Cameroon||39,216||13/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio Castelao||Brazil 0–0 Mexico||60,342||17/06/2014 16:00|
|Arena Amazonia||Cameroon 0–4 Croatia||39,982||18/06/2014 19:00|
|Estadio Nacional||Cameroon 1–4 Brazil||69,112||23/06/2014 17:00|
|Arena Pernambuco||Croatia 1–3 Mexico||41,212||23/06/2014 17:00|
|Arena Fonte Nova||Spain 1–5 Netherlands||48,173||13/06/2014 16:00|
|Arena Pantanal||Chile 3–1 Australia||40,275||13/06/2014 19:00|
|Estadio Beira-Rio||Australia 2–3 Netherlands||42,877||18/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio de Maracana||Spain 0–2 Chile||74,101||18/06/2014 16:00|
|Arena da Baixada||Australia 0–3 Spain||39,375||23/06/2014 13:00|
|Arena de Sao Pualo||Netherlands 2–0 Chile||62,996||23/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio Mineirao||Colombia 3–0 Greece||57,174||14/06/2014 13:00|
|Arena Pernambuco||Ivory Coast 2–1 Japan||40,267||14/06/2014 22:00|
|Estadio Nacional||Colombia 2–1 Ivory Coast||68,748||19/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio das Dunas||Japan 0–0 Greece||39,485||19/06/2014 19:00|
|Arena Pantanal||Japan 1–4 Colombia||40,340||24/06/2014 17:00|
|Estadio Castelao||Greece 2–1 Ivory Coast||59,095||24/06/2014 17:00|
|Estadio Castelao||Uruguay 1–3 Costa Rica||58,679||14/06/2014 16:00|
|Arena Amazonia||England 1–2 Italy||39,800||14/06/2014 16:00|
|Arena de Sao Paulo||Uruguay 2–1 England||62,575||19/06/2014 19:00|
|Arena Pernambuco||Italy 0–1 Costa Rica||40,285||20/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio das Dunas||Italy 0–1 Uruguay||39,706||24/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio Mineirao||Costa Rica 0–0 England||57,823||24/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio Nacional||Switzerland 2–1 Ecuador||68,351||15/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio Beira-Rio||France 3–0 Honduras||43,012||15/06/2014 16:00|
|Arena Fonte Nova||Switzerland 2–5 France||51,003||20/06/2014 16:00|
|Arena da Baixada||Honduras 1–2 Ecuador||39,224||20/06/2014 19:00|
|Arena Amazonia||Honduras 0–3 Switzerland||40,322||25/06/2014 17:00|
|Estadio de Maracana||Ecuador 0–0 France||73,749||25/06/2014 17:00|
|Estadio de Maracana||Argentina 2–1 Bosnia and Herz.||74,738||15/06/2014 19:00|
|Arena da Baixada||Iran 0–0 Nigeria||39,081||16/06/2014 16:00|
|Estadio Mineirao||Argentina 1–0 Iran||57,698||21/06/2014 13:00|
|Arena Pantanal||Nigeria 1–0 Bosnia and Herz.||40,499||21/06/2014 19:00|
|Estadio Beira-Rio||Nigeria 2–3 Argentina||43,285||25/06/2014 13:00|
|Arena Fonte Nova||Bosnia and Herz. 3–1 Iran||48,011||25/06/2014 13:00|
|Arena Fonte Nova||Germany 4–0 Portugal||51,081||16/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio das Dunas||Ghana 1–2 USA||39,760||16/06/2014 19:00|
|Estadio Castelao||Germany 2–2 Ghana||59,621||21/06/2014 16:00|
|Arena Amazonia||USA 2–2 Portugal||40,123||22/06/2014 19:00|
|Arena Pernambuco||USA 0–1 Germany||41,876||26/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio Nacional||Portugal 2–1 Ghana||67,540||26/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio Mineirao||Belgium 2–1 Algeria||56,800||17/06/2014 13:00|
|Arena Pantanal||Russia 1–1 South Korea||37,603||17/06/2014 19:00|
|Estadio de Maracana||Belgium 1–0 Russia||73,819||22/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio Beira-Rio||South Korea 2–4 Algeria||42,732||22/06/2014 16:00|
|Arena de Sao Paulo||South Korea 0–1 Belgium||61,397||27/06/2014 17:00|
|Arena da Baixada||Algeria 1–1 Russia||39,311||27/06/2014 17:00|
Round of 16
|Estadio Mineirao||Brazil 1-1 (3-2p) Chile||57,714||28/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio de Maracana||Colombia 2–0 Uruguay||73,804||28/06/2014 17:00|
|Estadio Castelao||Netherlands 2–1 Mexico||58,817||29/06/2014 13:00|
|Arena Pernambuco||Costa Rica 1–1 (5-3p) Greece||41,242||29/06/2014 17:00|
|Estadio Nacional||France 2–0 Nigeria||67,882||30/06/2014 13:00|
|Estadio Beira-Rio||Germany 2–1 Algeria||43,063||30/06/2014 17:00|
|Arena de Sao Paulo||Argentina 1–0 Switzerland||63,225||01/07/2014 13:00|
|Arena Fonte Nova||Belgium 2–1 USA||51,227||01/07/2014 17:00|
|Estadio de Maracana||France 0–1 Germany||74,240||04/07/2014 13:00|
|Estadio Castelao||Brazil 2–1 Colombia||60,342||04/07/2014 17:00|
|Estadio Nacional||Argentina 1–0 Belgium||68,551||05/07/2014 13:00|
|Arena Fonte Nova||Netherlands 0–0 (4-3p) Costa Rica||51,179||05/07/2014 17:00|
|Estadio Mineirao||Brazil 1–7 Germany||58,141||08/07/2014 17:00|
|Arena de Sao Paulo||Netherlands 0–0 (2-4p) Argentina||63,267||09/07/2014 17:00|
3rd place game
|Estadio Nacional||Brazil 0-3 Netherlands||68,034||12/07/2014 17:00|
|Estadio de Maracana||Germany 1-0 Argentina||74,748||13/07/2014 16:00|
- Total: 3,429,843
- Average: 53,591
Sao Paulo: Lucky them for not hosting the World Cup
The prestige of FIFA World Cup led to many new stadiums in Brazil, which now hardly have a stable future. Corinthians are burried in debt after hosting the opening game. Meanwhile FC São Paulo can be relieved that their stadium was dropped from the list.
Rio de Janeiro: Football is secondary at Maracana
So far this year over 60% of all visitors at Brazil's most famous football temple came here for concerts, not games. While the proportion should change later into 2018, it's hardly the stadium many hoped it would be.
Brazil: Football is not the future in Brasilia
When you hear public official saying “it was a mistake to build this stadium”, you know the problem is serious. And so, for the next 35 years, football will be at best secondary for the Brazilian national stadium.
Sao Paulo: Arena Corinthians still not in best shape
Three years after the World Cup there are areas still not complete, while commercial spaces aren't leased yet. Few non-sporting events take place. The list of challenges ahead of Arena Corinthians is long.
Brazil: Arena das Dunas also under corruption scrutiny
As arrests were made on Tuesday in relation to Arena das Dunas corruption case, the stadium becomes already the 7th to be part of a nationwide scandal.
Brasilia: National stadium costs nothing to rent
Estadio Nacional in Brasilia again sparks outrage as it's revealed that local clubs play nearly for free. Meanwhile building the stadium was the largest burden on taxpayers of all 2014 World Cup venues.
Rio de Janeiro: Legend shamed, look at Maracanã
It’s just three years after a lavish and controversial redevelopment and Brazil’s most famous stadium is now looking shockingly bad. And no-one wants to admit guilt.
Sao Paulo: Painful early years for Arena Corinthians
It’s been 2.5 years since the 2014 World Cup opening venue began its operation. And still it’s not finished, nor does it have a naming rights partner or manages to sell the business seats.
Brazil: Only 16 stadiums ranked above average
Brazilian sports ministry ranked 155 football stadia across the country, giving them notes of 1-5 stars. Just 16 venues were given 4-5 stars, while 88 were ranked 1-2.
Rio de Janeiro: Maracanã cost inflated by 17%
As the Olympics are near one scandal after another is hitting Rio de Janeiro. This time it’s a dated case from a few years back. Contractors are accused of artificially inflating the cost of Maracanã.
Brazil: Corruption mars stadiums of 2014 World Cup
Shocking news came from Brazil, where newly-built stadiums might be part of a greater corruption scandal. Arena Corinthians already is and new information about its construction have surfaced.
Brazil: World Cup stadium in Salvador abandoned by key tenant?
After two years of tenancy EC Bahia announced relocation from Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova. The club argue no offer of the operator actually valued the anchor tenants.
Brasilia: Estádio Nacional serves as office and parking
League games cannot fill even one in ten seats (!), so Brazil’s second largest stadium is used as district offices and bus depot to cut costs.
Brazil: World Cup stadium closed for urgent repairs
The list of problems at Arena Pantanal is so long that the stadium had to be urgently closed for repair works. Water pouring through ceilings, systems not working properly and significant damages require attention from the general contractor.
Brazil: Estádio Nacional to pay back in… 3014?!
Raised eyebrows, anyone? Realistically the stadium will not repay its price even in a millennium. But it’s not as one-sided as it may seem by the outrageous financial estimations.
Brazil: White elephant? Quite the opposite!
Both domestically and internationally this stadium was sentenced to a life of empty stands and mediocre event calendar. That’s not the case as Arena Pantanal hosts more than one game a week.
New stadiums: The more average Brazilian grounds…
After excitement of the World Cup let’s take a look at three of the smaller and less impressive stadiums in Brazil. But the “less impressive” part works only when they’re empty. Because full these are stunning!
Brazil: Arena da Amazonia operator displeased with FIFA
The list of damages is already over 100 pages long FIFA is responsible for them. Instead of handing over Arena da Amazonia in a fair state, the organisers returned it devastated.
Brazil: “Casa Futebol” makes stadium feel like home
Two architecture graduates offered a very imaginative solution to two of Brazil’s problems. If there are empty stadiums and not enough homes, why not make stadiums home for people?
Brazil: Record World Cup attendance (theoretically)
The World Cup was seen live from the stands by almost 3,43 million people. Or so says FIFA, who haven’t disclosed actual number of viewers, sharing only number of distributed tickets.