2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: The venues

7 June 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sport Reading Time:  57 minutes

The World Cup is scheduled to take place at 12 venues from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Off the 12 stadiums, seven are new and five are newly renovated venues. Overall 64 World Cup matches will be played in the stadiums.

Arena Corinthians in São Paulo © Copa2014.gov.br/cc-by-3.0

Arena Corinthians in São Paulo © Copa2014.gov.br/cc-by-3.0

The opening match between Brazil and Portugal will be held in Arena Corinthians in Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo. Due to the request of at least 65,000 seats for the World Cup opening match, 19,800 temporary seats will be added to the stadium for the tournament. Aníbal Coutinho designed the stadium to be “a stadium that would help the supporters, that would help the team to win matches, I wanted to make the supporters get on the pitch”. Aníbal leads a team of 25 architects. Arena Corinthians will be one of the venues of the 2016 Summer Olympics Football Tournament. Stadium’s website: Arena Corinthians.   read more…

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