Brazil World Cup Stadiums Still Unfinished

Posted by on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Under: Football
There are 12 World Cup Stadiums in Brazil and with around 50 days to go until the tournament, it is believed that three of them haven’t yet been completely finished. Those stadiums still with some form of construction underway include the Arena de Itaquera, the which will host the opening match in Sao Paulo. In addition, the famous Maracana in Rio de Janeiro is finished however the city itselfappears to be crumbling under the economic pressure of hosting both the World Cup this summer and the 2016 Olympic Games.
From the North of Brazil to the South, here are the stadiums that will (hopefully!) host the feast of football in Samba country this summer:

Arena da Amazônia – Manaus – With a capacity of 44,000 this will be the ground for England’s opening fixture against Italy.

Arena Castelão – Fortaleza – Just under 64,000 in capacity, this will play host to Brazil’s second group game.

Arena das Dunas – Natal – A capacity of 43,000 and will host four group stage matches.

Pernambuco – Recife – 46,000 in capacity, this stadium in Recife will host four group stage matches and a last 16 game.

Fonte Nova – Salvador – The stadium that roof collapsed last year hold’s just under 54,000.

Estádio Nacional – Brasilia – 71,412 will watch four group matches, a round of 16, a quarter-final and the third place play-off.

Arena Pantanal – Cuiabá – This stadium in pretty much the middle of the country has a capacity of 43,000.

Mineirão - Belo Horizonte – This stadium will play host to England’s final group game against Costa Rica and holds 64,000.

Maracanã – Rio de Janeiro – This world famous stadium will be the venue for the final and has a capacity of 78,838.

Arena de Itaquera - Sao Paulo – England’s second group game versus Uruguay will take place in the troubled stadium in Sao Paulo which is expected to have a capacity of 65,000.

Arena da Baixada – Curitiba – The smallest of all the stadia, the Arena de Baixada has a capacity of 41,000.

Jose Pinheiro Borda - Porto Alegre – Host to four group stage matches, this stadium has a capacity of 52,000.

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