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Itaipava Arena Pernambuco
São Lourenço da Mata World Cup Stadium Building – design by Fernandes/Arquitetos Associados
12 Jun 2014
Itaipava Arena Pernambuco : 2014 World Cup Venue
Location: São Lourenço da Mata, Brazil
Design: Fernandes/Arquitetos Associados
The Arena Pernambuco, for sponsorship reasons called Itaipava Arena Pernambuco, was built to serve as the 2014 World Cup venue for the city of Recife. Construction of the stadium started in October 2010 and got completed in May 2013.
The Arena Pernambuco officially opened on the 22nd of May 2013 with a friendly match between Náutico and Portuguese side Sporting CP.
The arena came at a cost of R$500 million, which was financed by a public-private partnership between the state of Pernambuco and a consortium led by construction firm Odebrecht including event management firm AEG. The latter will exploit the arena for multifunctional purposes. The naming rights were sold to beer brewer Itaipava.
The Brazilian stadium building is scheduled to host five matches during the 2014 World Cup, of which one of the round of 16 matches. It was also one of the playing venues of the 2013 Confederations Cup.
Itaipava Arena Pernambuco – Building Information
Club: Clube Náutico Capibaribe
Capacity: 46,000 seats
Itaipava Arena Pernambuco – Matches
Group C – Ivory Coast vs Japan
Group D – Italy vs Costa Rica
Group A – Croatia vs Mexico
Group G – USA vs Germany
Round of 16 – 1F v 2E
Photography: Lanik do Brasil
Itaipava Arena Pernambuco information / images from Fernandes/Arquitetos Associados
Location:São Lourenço da Mata, Brazil