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Arena Pantanal Stadium, Cuiabá : 2014 World Cup Venue
Design: GCP Arquitetos
Arena Pantanal
2014 World Cup Football Stadium – 2 Feb 2014
The unusual Arena´s bowl footprint, with four open corners, is the result of a design strategy allowing the solution of many issues, such as Arena capacity flexibility after 2014 Word-Cup and local environment. Since the pitch needs to be built in a strict North/South orientation, to avoid glare on cameras during TV matches transmission, to optimize the natural wind flow and ventilation, the bowl corners were chopped out and substituted by landscaped open areas.

Amazon Sports Complex Manaus
Design: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Arena Amazonia Manaus
image from architects
World Cup Football Stadium
The Arena Amazonia has a ground capacity of  47,750. In comparison the Stadium of Light has a capacity of 48,707 (Sunderland), Etihad Stadium 47,405 (Manchester City), Anfield 45,276 (Liverpool), Goodison Park 40,157 (Everton) and St James’ Park 52,387 (Newcastle).

New Mineirão Stadium, Belo Horizonte – 15 Aug 2013
Design: BCMF Arquitetos
Mineirão Stadium Brazil
photo : Leonardo Finotti

Pampulha, Belo Horizonte: A modernist building in a modernist landscape.
Inaugurated in 1965 (original design by Eduardo Mendes Guimarães Júnior e Gaspar Garreto) as the second largest stadium in the world, the Mineirão Stadium is located in the surroundings of the Pampulha Lagoon, close to Oscar Niemeyer’s and Burle Marx seminal modernist architecture and landscape works, one of Belo Horizonte’s main postcards.

Rostov Stadium, Rostov-on-don, Russia
Rostov Stadium Russia
image from architect

Rostov Stadium – 10 Dec 2012
Populous, architects of the London 2012 Olympic stadium, Sochi 2014 Olympic stadium and Soccer City 2010 World Cup stadium, have been selected as designers of the new Rostov Stadium. This will be the fourth stadium that Populous has designed in Russia to be used for the 2018 World Cup, together with Kazan, Saransk, Sochi.

Olympic Stadium Kiev, Ukraine
Design: gmp – von Gerkan, Marg & Partners
Kiev Stadium Building
photograph : Marcus Bredt

Kiev Football Stadium – 4 Jun 2012
The new design for the reconstruction of the building respects the historic fabric with its important filigree prestressed concrete upper tier built in 1968, the frame of the new roof structure being detached and placed clear of the existing bowl. This most distinctive feature is therefore being encased in a new filigree glass façade and will be duly illuminated with appropriate lighting.

National Stadium Warsaw, Poland
EURO 2012 Venue
Stadium Building Warsaw
photograph : Marcus Bredt
Warsaw Football Stadium – 4 Jun 2012
This stadium building will host the first EURO 2012 match. The building will form the heart of a new sports park. The construction of the building is divided systematically into two. The stand consists of prefabricated concrete parts. Above this is a steel wire net roof with a textile membrane hung on freestanding steel supports with inclined tie rods.

Football Stadium Building – Recent Designs

Warsaw National Stadium, Poland
UEFA EURO 2012 Venue
Poland National Stadium Warsaw
photo : FCC/Alpine
Football Stadium Poland
This new football stadium building will host the UEFA EURO 2012TM kickoff match between Poland and Greece. The National Stadium is one of five venues built especially for the 14th European Championship, which is being co‐hosted with Ukraine. The Championship will be played at eight venues split equally between Poland and Ukraine.

Kiev Football Stadium, Ukraine
Kiev Stadium
photograph : Oleg Stelmach
Football Stadium Ukraine
This Ukraine sports venue has been completely renovated for the Euro 2012.

World Cup Stadiums – Football Arenas – South Africa 2010

One of the greatest football stadiums in Europe : Nou Camp Stadium

Major Football Stadium Buildings

Bernabéu Stadion Madrid, Spain
Estudio Lamela Arquitectos
Bernabéu Stadion Madrid
photo : Angel Baltanás y Angel Martinez © EL

Bernabeu Stadium Building – Real Madrid

Camp Nou Stadium Redevelopment, Spain
Foster + Partners
Nou Camp Stadium
picture : Foster + Partners

Barcelona Football Stadium – design

City of Manchester Stadium, England
Arup Associates
City of Manchester Stadium
photo © Dennis Gilbert, VIEW

Manchester City FC Stadium

Emirates Stadium building, London, UK
HOK Sport Architecture
Emirates Stadium Building
aerial picture © webbaviation

Arsenal Football Stadium

Manchester United Football Club, England
Miller Partnership
Man Utd FC Stadium
image from Miller Partnership

Man Utd FC Stadium Building development

Liverpool Football Club Stadium, England
HKS Architects
Liverpool FC Stadium
image from Liverpool Football Club

Liverpool Football Stadium – images

Soccer City Stadium, South Africa
BUE+Partners with Populous
Soccer City South Africa
photo : BUE & Partners / Populous

Soccer City Stadium building

Wembley Stadium Building, London, UK
Foster + Partners / HOK Sport
London Wembley
image from architect

Wembley Stadium Redevelopment

Football Stadium Buildings

Basrah Stadium, Iraq
Jordan + Bateman Architects
Basrah Stadium
picture from architect

Basrah Stadium – design images

Football stadium ADO, Netherlands
Zwarts & Jansma Architects
ADO Den Haag
photo : Rob ‘t Hart

ADO Den Haag, The Hague

MK Dons Football Stadium, England
HOK Sport Architecture
MK Dons Football Stadium
photo : HOK sport architecture

MK Dons Football Stadium building

Newcastle United Stadium, England

Newcastle United Stadium
photograph © Adrian Welch
Newcastle United Stadium building

Stamford Bridge – Chelsea FC, England

Stamford Bridge
photo © Nick Weall
Stamford Bridge ground

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, UK
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
image courtesy of KSS

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Hearts Football Stadium, Scotland – design pictures

Rangers Football Ground, Scotland – Ibrox

Celtic Football Ground, Scotland – Parkhead

Bristol City Stadium, UK – design images

Euro 2008 Football Stadiums – photographs of the various football grounds

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