Where are you right now, football fans? In Brazil? Thus, if you were in Brazil and participated in 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZILTM, beside of the interesting and terrific football rivalry, there would be something grabbed your attention, i.e., the attractive design of architectural stadiums. You would admire each of construction if you could view directly. Yet, no matter where you are now, you are able to insight all the stadiums, hosting 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZILTM, through the following descriptions and colorful pictures.
1.ARENA AMAZONIA, MANAUS
was constructed in 2013 in the desire of 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZILTM. The dimension of the entire stadium is 39118, and there are available for 40549 seats for spectators. Because the city is located in the Centre of Amazon rainforest, the biggest rainforest in the world, Arena Amazonia gains advantages of water service used for whole stadium and controlling suitable temperatures within the stadium. This unique architectural design is set up by mental structure to represent its famous regional product, i.e., straw basket. The Arena Amazonia stadium is the place of tournaments between ENG & ITA, CMR & CRO, USA &POR, and HON & SUI. Besides serving as football field, this stadium is designed to serve in other situations, such as concert or cultural events.
2.ARENA DA BAIXADA, CURITIBA
The historic building firstly named as Estadio Joaquim Americo known as Arena da Baixada which was constructed in 1914. Even though it was built for a long time ago, stil it was choosen as the stadium for 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZILTM for four different matches; there are IRN vs NGA, HON vs ECU, AUS vs ESP and ALG vs RUS. To provide a comfortable environment to football fan, the Arena da Baixada had been renovated and increased its overall capacity to 39631.
3.ARENA DE SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO
As Brazil is the home of this year World Cup, Brazilian government started his project to build an attractive stadium, the Arena da Sao Paulo stadium. It consequently completed construction in early 2014 in the capacity of 62601, and it can be survived nearly four million people. This newest and modern stadium has been selected to host the opening match of 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP and the five matches, i.e., URU & ENG; NED & CHI; KOR & BEL; 1F & 2E; and one semi-final [W59] & [W60].
4.ARENA FONTE NOVA, SALVADOR
was constructed and officially opened on January 28, 1951 but it was closed in November 2007 and three years later started opening again. The Arena Fonte Nova stadium was choose not perform four matches: ESP vs NED, GER vs POR, SUI vs FRA, BIH vs IRN, a round-of-16 match [1H] vs [2G] and a quarter-final match [W51 ] vs [W52].
5.ARENA PANTANAL, CUIABA
In the result of thousands of football fans over the world coming to Brazil to attend or to cheer up their idols in 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP, in Brazil in the city of Cuiaba emerged an enormous architectural stadium, Arena Pantanal. It has just finished its construction in 2014; the overall dimension of the stadium is 39859. This stadium is ensure to host four group matches: CHI with AUS, RUS with KOR, NGA with BIH and JPN with COL. The idea of design the amazing stadium is not only for celebrating FIFA WORLD CUP but also for expanding economic-exhibitions, shows and trade fairs.
6.ARENA PERNAMBUCO, RECIFE
It used to be the stadium hosted 1950 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZILTM, Arena Pernambuco was chosen to host five matches; there are CIV clashes with JPN, ITA clashes with CRC, CRO clashes with MEX, USA clashes with GER and [1D] clashes with [2C]. To obtain more visitors and to survive in miscellaneous economic demanding, Arena Pernambuco will be expanded its capacity into a neighborhood including almost 5000 homes.
7.ESTADIO BEIRA RIO, PORTO ALEGRE
was situated on the reclaimed land on the bank of the River Guaiba; it was also named as “Gigante do Beira – Rio” (the Giant of Beira – Rio), and Estadio Jose Pinheiro was its official name. The stadium was constructed in 1969. As it was one of the biggest stadiums in the South of Brazil; the dimension was 43394. Consequently, Estadio Beira – Rio was set to host five matches: FRA vs HON, AUS vs NES, KOR vs ALG, NGA vs ARG, and a round-of-16 game.
8.ESTADIO CASTELAO, FORTALEZA
was built in 1973. This antique architecture was renovated in order to host games at the FIFA Confederation Cup Brazil and the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZILTM. At the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP, it was prepared to host six different games at the six different time schedules; those are URU with CRU, BRA with MEX, GER with GHA, GRE with CIV, [1B] with [2A] and [W49] with [W50] under the whole capacity of 60348.
9.ESTADIO DA DUNAS, NATAL
Since 1972, the year of opening Estadio das Dunas stadium, it was home of many tournaments, and now it is one of stadiums to celebrate 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZILTM. To offer a suitable service to visitors, Estadio das Dunas needed to repair and design to look more attractive. Its capacity will be 39971 in order to fit with numerous audiences at World Cup; it presents four matches between MEX & CMR, GHA & USA, JPN & GRE and ITA & CRU.
10.ESTADIO MINEIRAO, BELO HORIZONTE
was the oldest stadium, and it had plenty of historical events in term of football, for example, the tournament between Argentina team and Seleção team at FIFA World Cup. Now, it was settled to host 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZILTM for six games including a round-of-16 and a semi-final round; the rest are COL with GRE, BEL with ALG, ARG with IRN, CRU with ENG. It used up space of 58259 to build; it was opened in 1965.
11.ESTADIO NACIONAL DE BRASILIA, BRASILIA
With its overall capacity of 69432, Estadio Nacional de Brasilia became the second largest stadium and was ready to host FIFA World Cup after it finished its construction in 2012. In 2013, this enormous stadium was home of FIFA Confederation Cup, and recently it uses to perform seven matches: SUI vs ECU; COL vs CIV; CMR vs BRA; POR vs GHA; a round-of-16; a quarter-finals and a third-placed tie.
12.ESTADIO DO MARACANA, RIO DE JANEIRO
was the largest stadium in Brazil as well as the largest football field in the world. It could place over 200,000 audiences as its dimension was 74689. It was established in 1950 so as to celebrate 1950 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZILTM. With routine selected for hosting FIFA World Cup, Brazil became the home of 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZILTM again. Without any surprise, Estadio Do Maracana had been chosen to host the final round, the most interesting round and the one which everybody eagers to see. Besides the final round, it was set to perform the tournaments of ARG with BIH, ESP with CHI, BEL with RUS, ECU with FRA, a round-of-16 and a quarter-final round. Although this architectural stadium had an experience of renovation, it remains the old and memorable souvenirs and persists to attract more and more football fans all over the world. Also, the stadium was renovated by adding water catchment system for keeping audiences away from getting wet when raining.