The FIFA Football World Cup 2014 will be the 20th Football World Cup. This tournament is scheduled to take place between June 12 to July 13,2014. This is the second time that Brazil will be hosting the tournament. Only Mexico, Italy, France and Germany have hosted the World Cup twice before.
The Football World Cup 2014 will be hosted by a total of 12 cities. Usually, FIFA limits the number of cities to 8-10 cities but it is the first time that more than 10 cities will be hosting the World Cup. Here is a list of all the FIFA World Cup 2014 Stadiums that will be hosing the competition, with their respective cities and seating capacity.
Fifa World Cup 2014 Stadiums – Venues
- Estadio do Maracana- Rio De Janerio
The host of the FIFA Confederation Cup 2013 final, this stadium is the biggest stadium in Brazil with a total capacity of 76,935. Maracana is scheduled to host a total of 7 matches, including a quarter final and the Football World Cup 2014 final.
- Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha – Brasilia
This stadium was demolished in 2010 to give way to a better stadium which would meet the requirements of the 2014 World Cup. Built at a budget of over R$ 1 billion, this stadium has a seating capacity of around 71,000. The stadium is scheduled to host seven matches during the 2014 World Cup, including one quarter-final and the match for third place.
- Arena Corinthians/Arena de Itaquera – Sao Paulo
This stadium will host many matches in the Football World Cup including the opening match and one of the 2 semifinals. Although it has a capacity of 48,000 seats, 20,000 removable seats will be added for the World Cup as per FIFA’s rules which will be removed after the World Cup.
- Arena Castelão/Gigante da Boa Vista – Fortaleza
This stadium was redeveloped for the World Cup and now has an all seater capacity of 66,700. Castelao was the first of 12 stadiums to be completed for the World Cup. It is scheduled to host six matches at the World Cup, which include one round of 16 match and a quarter-final.
- Mineirao – Belo Horizonte
This stadium is the second largest stadium in Brazil, after Maracana, with a capacity of 62,547. Mineirao is scheduled to host a total of six matches during the 2014 World Cup, which include one round of 16 match and one semi-final.
- Arena Fonte Nova – Salvador
This Stadium was built in place of the older stadium to be used for the World Cup. It has a maximum capacity of 55,000 and it will host six matches at the World Cup, including one round of 16 match and a quarter-final.
- Estadia Beira Rio – Porto Alegre
Located beside the Guaiba River, it is one of the most beautiful stadiums in Brazil. With a total capacity of 51,000, it will host 4 group matches and one quarterfinal.
- Arena Pernambuco – Recife
This stadium is a new multi-use stadium in Brazil that will mostly be used to host football matches. The stadium will have a capacity of 46,160 people and is scheduled to host 5 matches at the World Cup.
- Arena da Amazonia – Manaus
The Stadium will have a capacity of 44,000. During the 2014 World Cup, the Stadium will host 4 group matches.
- Arena Pantanal – Cuiaba
The Stadium will have a capacity of 43,000 seats during the World Cup but after that 15,000 seats will be removed which will result in a final capacity of 28,000 seats. It will host 4 group matches in the World Cup.
- Arena das Dunas – Natal
The Stadium will have a capacity of 33,000, but another 10,000 will be added for the World Cup. During the 2014 World Cup, the stadium is scheduled to host four group matches.
- Arena da Baixada – Curitiba
This historic Stadium is considered as Brazil’s most modern and best appointed stadium, having a capacity of around 40,000. It will host 4 matches during the World Cup.
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