Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup 12 Venues

Screenshot from 2014 FIFA website
  1. Mineirão
    • officially Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto (Governor Magalhães Pinto Stadium)
    • Full name is Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto
    • In footballing circles it is almost universally known as the Mineirão Stadium or simply Mineirão
    • Location Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    • Opened on 5 September 1965
    • Renovated on 21 December 21 2012 
    • Address: Av. Antônio Abrahão Caram 1001, São Luiz, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte
    • Year constructed: 1965
    • Overall capacity: 58,259
    • Owner: Minas Gerais state government
    • Surface: Grass
    • Field size: 105 x 68 m
  2. Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha 
    • A multi-purpose stadium in Brasília, Brazil which is also known as Estádio Nacional de Brasília Mané Garrincha
    • Location SRPN Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
      Brasília, DF, Brazil
    • Opened on 10 March 1974
    • Renovated on 15 June 2013
    • Address: Srpn Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha s/n, Brasília – DF, 70070-701
    • Founded on carbon neutrality, recycling and complete access via public transport, this environmentally friendly construction project consolidates Brasilia’s status as a world leader in sustainable urban planning, creating a valuable legacy for other sectors of the local economy.
    • The stadium will be Brasilia’s third, along with the Serejao, the home of Brasiliense, and the Bezerrao, which was recently refurbished and reopened in 2008.
    • It is named after famed Brazilian footballer Mané Garrincha, who won the 1958 and 1962 World Cup with the Brazil national team..
    • Year constructed: 2012 
    • Overall capacity: 69,432 
    • Owner: TERRACAP - Agência de Desenvolvimento do Distrito Federal or Department of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation of Distrito Federal.
    • Surface: Grass
  3. Arena Pantanal
    • Also called The Multipurpose Arena – Governor José Fragelli
    • Simply called Pantanal Arena
    • Location Cuiabá, Brazil
    • It is a new multi-use stadium in Cuiabá, Brazil. 
    • It was completed on April 26, 2014
    • It replaced the old Estádio José Fragelli (Verdão), which used to be the principal football stadium of the city of Cuiabá.
    • The architects of the stadium, GCP Arquitetos, have focused strongly on sustainability and one of the stadium’s noticeable features are the plants and trees that will fill the four corner areas.
    • Address: Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
    • Full name is Arena Multiuso Governador José Fragelli
    • The site’s air and soil quality is also constantly monitored, all of which means the stadium’s nickname of ‘O Verdão’ (The Big Green).
    • Year constructed: 2014 
    • Overall capacity: 39,859
  4. Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães
    • Commonly referred to as Arena da Baixada or better known as the Arena da Baixada Stadium
    • Full name is Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães 
    • Location Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
    • The stadium was built at the previous location of a Brazilian Army powder depot.
    • In 1934, the stadium was renamed Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães.
    • In 2005, the stadium was renamed Kyocera Arena, after the Japanese company Kyocera purchased the naming rights. The contract with Kyocera that gave the company naming rights expired in early 2008. It was not renewed, and no new partnership was announced. The stadium went back to its old name, Arena da Baixada.
    • Owner: Clube Atlético Paranaense
    • Year constructed: 1914
    • Opened: 24 June 1999
    • Renovated: 2009, 2012–2014
    • Surface: Bermuda Tifway 419
    • Capacity: 38,533
  5. Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo
    • Also known as the Castelão
    • Also known as Gigante da Boa Vista
    • Officially known as the Estadio Governador Placido Castelo
    • Full name is Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo
    • Its formal name honors Plácido Aderaldo Castelo, who served as the Governor of Ceará from September 12, 1966 to March 15, 1971, and was a leader in getting the stadium built.
    • Location: Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
    • Opened on 11 November 1973
    • Renovated: 2002 - 2012
    • Surface: Grass
    • Owner: State of Ceará or Ceará state Government
    • Year constructed: 1973 
    • Overall capacity: 60,348

  6. Arena da Amazônia
    • The city is situated at the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
    • Formerly the Estadio Vivaldao
    • The refurbished stadium is enclosed by a metal structure designed to resemble a straw basket which is a product the region is famous for.
    • The Arena da Amazônia was designed by German architecture firm gmp Architekten, also responsible for Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena and Warsaw’s Stadion Narodowy. 
    • Location: Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil
    • Address: Arena da Amazônia, Flores, Manaus
    • Built: 2011 - 2014
    • Opened on 9 March 2014
    • Owner: Governo do Estado do Amazonas
    • Surface: Grass
    • Year constructed: 2013
    • Overall capacity: 39,118
  7. Arena das Dunas
    • Full name is Arena das Dunas
    • Also known as Estadio Joao Claudio de Vasconcelos Machado
    • Better known as the Machadão
    • It replaced the old Machadão stadium, which got demolished in October 2011.
    • The design of the football stadium by leading sports architect, Christopher Lee of the firm Populous is inspired by Natal’s famous sand dunes.
    • It is described by Mr. Lee as "... the most perfect stadium in South America."
    • Location: Centro Administrativo Rio Grande do Norte, Lagoa Nova, Natal, Brazil
    • Address: Arena das Dunas, Lagoa Nova, Natal
    • Built: 2011 - 2014
    • Opened on 26 January 2014
    • Year constructed: 1972 
    • Overall capacity: 38,958
  8. Estádio José Pinheiro Borda
    • Better known as Estádio Beira-Rio or Riverside Stadium due to its location beside the Guaíba River
    • Estádio Beira-Rio replaced Internacional's previous stadium, the Estádio dos Eucaliptos.
    • Full name is Estádio José Pinheiro Borda
    • Location: Av. Padre Cacique, 621-1571, Praia de Belas, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    • Opened on 6 April 1969
    • Renovated Fall 2013
    • Owner: Sport Club Internacional
    • During the 1960s, Estádio Beira-Rio was ironically called "Bóia Cativa", since it seemed that never it would be concluded, especially since those were difficult times for Internacional on the field.
    • Beira-Rio is the second biggest stadium in the Rio Grande do Sul state and also South Brazil.
    • Surface: TifGrand (2013-present) Bermuda Green (1980-2013)
    • Year constructed: 1969
    • Overall capacity: 42,991
  9. Itaipava Arena Pernambuco
    • Simply known as Arena Pernambuco
    • It is known as Itaipava Arena Pernambuco due to sponsorship reasons of the beer brewer Itaipava who got the naming rights.
    • Financed by a public-private partnership between the state of Pernambuco and a consortium led by construction firm Odebrecht including event management firm AEG.
    • Location São Lourenço da Mata, Pernambuco, Brazil
    • Address: Arena Pernambuco, São Lourenço da Mata
    • A new multi-use stadium in the Western suburbs of the Recife metropolitan area, in São Lourenço da Mata, Brazil.
    • Recife, a city whose passion for the beautiful game is without question, is home to three historic Brazilian clubs in the shape of Nautico, Santa Cruz and Sport.
    • The Arena Pernambuco is featured on "You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee", the sixteenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 546th episode of the series.
    • Built from October 2010 to April 2013
    • Opened on 22 May 2013
    • Year constructed: 2014
    • Overall capacity: 42,583
  10. Estádio do Maracanã  
    • Officially known as Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho or better known as the Maracana
    • Rio’s second most popular tourist attraction, the Maracana
    • It was the flagship venue for the 1950 World Cup. 
    • It was meant to become the biggest football stadium in the world. 
    • Owner: State of Rio de Janeiro
    • Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Address: Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo, s/nº, portão 18, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
    • Opened on 16 June 1950
    • Renovated 2000, 2006, 2013
    • Surface: Grass
    • Year constructed: 1950
    • Overall capacity: 74,689
  11. Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
    • Also known as Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeir
    • Full name Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
    • Officially known as the Estadio Octavio Mangabeira and was closed in November 2007 and subsequently demolished three years later.
    • The stadium that has risen in its place, the Arena Fonte Nova, has been modelled on its predecessor and is covered by a lightweight, metal roof.
    • From 2013, the brewery Itaipava from Grupo Petropolis, will sign the naming rights of the new arena "Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova" under a sponsorship agreement until the year 2023, amounting to $ 100 million. This was the first naming rights agreement signed to 2014 World Cup stadiums.
    • Address: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Bahia
    • Location R. Lions Club, 217-547, Nazaré, Salvador, Brazil
    • Opened on 7 April 2013
    • Owner Bahia State Government
    • Surface: Grass
    • Year constructed: 1951 
    • Overall capacity: 51,708
  12. Arena Corinthians 
    1. Full name Arena Corinthians
    2. Also referred to as Arena de Itaquera and during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the stadium will be referred to as Arena de São Paulo
    3. It is the stadium of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
    4. It is the fifth-largest stadium on the top tier of the Brazilian League 
    5. It is the eleventh-largest stadium in Brazil.
    6. Location Av. Miguel Inácio Curi, 111 São Paulo, Brazil 
    7. Address: Av. Miguel Inácio Curi 111, 08295-005 Itaquera, São Paulo
    8. Built 30 May 2011 - 15 April 2014 
    9. Opened on 10 May 2014
    10. Surface Perennial Ryegrass with Artificial Fibres (Desso GrassMaster)
    11. Year constructed: 2014    
    12. Overall capacity: 61,606 
Screenshot of the 12 Venues for the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Wikipedia

Screenshot of Google's Doodle for the 2014 FIFA World Cup


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