Estadio Nacional de Brasilia
|Inauguratiion||18.05.2013 (Brasiliense - Brasília 3-0)|
|Construction||05.05.2010 - 06.2013|
|Cost||R$ 1.4 billion|
|Design||Castro Mello Architects|
Description: Estádio Nacional
Completely new national stadium was planned at the heart of Brasilia, replacing the dated Mane Garrincha Stadium. Initial plans saw the old stadium’s main grandstand reused in the new seating bowl, but eventually nothing was left of the predecessor.
Interestingly, authors of the design include son and grandson of the previous stadium’s creator, making this place ‘run in the family’ of Castro Mello architects.
The design sees a raw stadium without much decoration, simple and monumental like Brasilia itself. Though football-specific and rectangular inside, its outer form is circular without any cladding, but a forest of slender roof supports creating an open-air feeling.
Construction was launched in May 2010 and ended with a slight delay in mid-2013. Though delivered well before the 2014 World Cup, the stadium was feared not to be ready in time for the Confederations Cup in 2013. In the end it hosted the tournament without major problems, however large protests were seen around the stadium as it was the most expensive project for the FIFA tournament.
With its special role to Brazil, the stadium was selected to hold seven games, including quarterfinal and the third place game.
Controversy surrounded FIFA’s decision to cut the ‘Mane Garrincha’ tribute out of the stadium’s name. The football body claimed it was naming rights-alike.
World Cup games:
|Phase||Game||Attendance||Date (local time)|
|Group E||Switzerland 2–1 Ecuador||68,351||15/06/2014 18:00|
|Group C|| Colombia 2–1 Ivory Coast
|Group A|| Cameroon 1–4 Brazil
|Group G||Portugal 2–1 Ghana||67,540||26/06/2014 18:00|
|Round of 16||France 2–0 Nigeria||67,882||30/06/2014 18:00|
|Quarterfinal||Argentina 1–0 Belgium||68,551||05/07/2014 18:00|
|3rd Place||Brazil 0-3 Netherlands||68,034||12/07/2014 22:00|
|20 goals / Avg: 2.85 per game||Total: 478,218 / Avg: 68,317|
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.
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.
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.
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: 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: “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.
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.
World Cup: Brazil’s games quite exclusive
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?
Brazil: Further controversy with Estádio Nacional
If we count the surrounding infrastructure, Brazil’s new national stadium is one of three most expensive stadiums in football history. According to a report by Court of Audit one third of the project expenses raises questions.
Nomination: Estádio Nacional de Brasília
A city as exceptional as Brasilia couldn't have an ordinary stadium. And doesn't, because the one opened in 2013 is one of the most unique structures in the world of sports.
Brasilia: Spectators wet as Estadio Nacional’s roof leaks
Last week’s women’s game had only the lower tier of seating opened. That lower tier was left wet after rain poured on the stadium. Leaks in the cover are now to be removed by general contractors.
Brazil: Stadium operators need to learn
FIFA took its infrastructure after the Confederations Cup and domestic managers offered little in return. As a result, fans and journalists are outraged, while thousands of seats remain empty due to extremely high ticket prices.
Brazil: Dream final, but disastrous tournament
When global media were impatiently counting days for delayed stadium deliveries, few could expect that preparation fears will instantly be replaced with millions taking into the streets. As Brazilian team prepares to win over Spain, polls show that protesters enjoy 80% support from the population, while the president went under 30% within days.
Brazil: Check out the Confederations Cup stadia
The opening game is under way, so it’s about time to check the host venues of 2013 Confederations Cup. Three of them are brand new, three largely revamped from how they used to look. Brazilians did well to build them. Wait, did they?
New stadium: Estádio Nacional de Brasilia
Last stadium formally opened ahead of June's Confederations Cup is finally here. Not through with construction yet, but with first game played the first test has been passed!