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Known as Verdao (the Big Green), Pantanal is a region of Brazil that has more fauna than the Amazon. The new stadium has been built with the “green” theme. Recycling waste and monitoring air and soil quality are just two examples. After the 2014 Fifa World Cup the stadium will be reduced in size and used for local events. #Pantanal #brazil
Fonte Nova means “new fountain” in Portuguese. The stadium is near Itororó Dam where there used to be water fountains for public use. The stadium was closed in 2007 and demolished in 2010. The new stadium is modeled after its predecessor and will also have a metal roof. Amenities will include a museum of football, car parks, shops, hotels and a concert hall. The new stadium will host six matches during the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. #Salvador #FonteNova
Located on the banks of the River Guaiba, the Estadio Beira-Rio is the home of world famous club Internacional. The main revamping of the stadium is the installation of an innovative metal roof to cover the stands, ramps and turnstile areas. Unlike most other stadiums the Estadio Beira-Rio will remain in operation during the renovation project. Five matches will be played here during the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. #stadiums #Brazil
Stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil - Arena das Dunas – Natal/RN
Built in 1973 the Estadio Castelao is undergoing a renovation that will have it ready to host matches at both the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. In addition to a new roof there will be underground parking for 4,200 cars. Four bus lanes and two metro stations are also being added for improved access to the stadium. Getting to the stadium from the car parks was the biggest problem in South Africa. It seems Brazil does not want to repeat this mistake.
Construction of the Estadio das Dunas has finally gotten underway but it not due to be completed until December 2013. Just six months before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. While close, I’m sure everything will be ready. Natal is known for its beaches and sand dunes. Thus, the name Estadio das Dunas means “Stadium of the Dunes”. The gaps in the stadium are for improved ventilation as the tropical climate of Natal could be brutal for players and fans. #brazil #stadiums
The stadium in Rio was originally built for the 1950 Fifa World Cup. The stadium is better known as the Maracana and once was the largest in the world with a capacity of 200,000. It is the second most popular tourist attraction in Rio de Janeiro. Before the 2014 World Cup, refurbishments to the Maracana include expanded access ramps, a new roof and the replacement of all seating. There is a large train station behind the stadium which will be the main way to get to and from matches.