|City||São Lourenço da Mata|
|Clubs||Clube Náutico Capibaribe|
|First game||22.05.2013 (Clube Náutico Capibaribe - Sporting Clube de Portugal)|
|Construction||08.2010 - 06.2013|
|Cost||R$ 650 million|
|Design||Fernandes Arquitetos Associados|
Description: Itaipava Arena Pernambuco
Works in western outskirts of Recife began in August 2010 and the new stadium delivered very late (not even two weeks ahead of the 2013 Confederations Cup) isn't the only outcome of the project.
Quite the opposite – football is just the beginning as this place is expected to be transformed into a prosperous district called 'Cidade da Copa' (Cup City). However, the R$ 532 million (€203m / $261m) football venue is the first phase, while other will follow until 2024, covering a massive 240 hectares. The 2-tiered stands are very compact and steep, allowing for rather modest roof to still cover most viewers from the elements.
The visual side was carried out by Daniel Fernandes's team, who decided to form an interesting contrast of soft and light EFTE panels on the facades and heavy and sharp concrete ramps in the corners of the venue. As for the inside, red seating is said to be homage to the entire state's largest teams, Nautico, Sport and Santa Cruz, all of which have red in their coat of arms.
Under the cladding and seats are 6 floors of space that may be used for a variety of purposes, with 800 covered parking spots covering some of the area. Outside there are also over 4,700 uncovered parking spaces nearby. The stadium is equipped with systems of effective waste management, rain water collecting and solar power utilisation. All these features are to provide a sustainable legacy.
World Cup games:
|Phase||Game||Attendance||Date (local time)|
|Group C||Ivory Coast 2–0 Japan||40,267||14/06/2014 22:00|
|Group D||Italy 0–1 Costa Rica||40,285||20/06/2014 13:00|
|Group A||Croatia 1–3 Mexico||41,212||23/06/2014 17:00|
|Group G||USA 0–1 Germany||41,876||26/06/2014 13:00|
|Round of 16||Costa Rica 1–1 (5-3p) Greece||41,242||29/06/2014 17:00|
|10 goals / Avg: 2||Total: 204,882 / Avg: 40,976|
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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.
Report: How much did Brazil spend on World Cup stadiums?
Cost overruns and ‘white elephant’ fears are a frequent title lately. But reality isn’t black and white – Brazilian stadiums are hardly the most expensive ever and some seem to be a really good deal for the taxpayers.
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Starting value of average matchday ticket is half of what many Brazilians earn. No surprise that 90% of locals attending World Cup matches are from two richest social groups and are almost never black.
World Cup: Your matchday photos matter!
As with every mega event covered at StadiumDB.com, we reach out to our Users present on location. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, have photos of local stadiums and would like to share any – this message is for you.
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?
Recife: Arena Pernambuco gaining (solar) power
The stadium itself isn't able to support much photovoltaic panels, but with the amount of space around there's still room for a massive solar power plant. Up to 30% of matchday-use energy will come from new panels.
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.
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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!