Estadio Beira-Rio

Capacity43 394
CityPôrto Alegre
ClubsSC Internacional
Design Hype Studio
Cost R$ 330 million
Contractor Andrade Gutierrez
Address Avenida Padre Cacique 891, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, 90180-240 Brasil


Description: Estádio Beira-Rio

In December 2010 the re development of dated Estadio Beira-Rio began. The southernmost stadium of 2014 World Cup was first opened in 1969 and required significant revamp to meet modern expectations.

Redesigned by Hype Studio, the stadium earned a new low tier of seating, bringing fans a lot closer to the action. Skyboxes were created between both tiers and atop the entire stadium. New external staircases were created to provide sufficient access for fans. The entire stadium was covered by a unique domed roof made of 65 individual leaf-shaped segments.

Works consumed R$ 330 million and ended in February 2014, only 4 months ahead of the World Cup. Major delays were caused by lack of financial model and halted cooperation with general contractor. The project was financed mostly privately by Internacional.

During the World Cup capacity went down to just 48,849 seats, but eventual size may reach 60,000 people.

World Cup games:

PhaseGameAttendanceDate (local time)
 Group E   France 3–0 Honduras   43,012  15/06/2014 16:00 
 Group B   Australia 2–3 Netherlands   42,877  18/06/2014 13:00 
 Group H   South Korea 2–4 Algeria   42,732 22/06/2014 16:00
 Group F   Nigeria 2–3 Argentina   43,285 25/06/2014 13:00
 Round of 16   Germany 2–1 Algeria   43,063  30/06/2014 17:00 
   Brazuca 22 goals / Avg: 4.4 Total: 214,969 / Avg: 42,994


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