Arena Pernambuco: 2014 World Cup Venue

Arena Pernambuco, Brazilian Stadium Architecture, Brasil Sports Design, Images

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.

Itaipava Arena Pernambuco

The Arena Pernambuco officially opened on the 22nd of May 2013 with a friendly match between Náutico and Portuguese side Sporting CP.

Itaipava Arena Pernambuco

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.

Brazilian Stadium Building

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
Opening: 2013
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