World Cup 2014: Arena Amazonia Stadium
Stadium name: Arena Multiuso Governador Jose Fragelli
Location: Manaus, Brazil
Opened: 9 March 2014
Home To: Nacional FC, Fast Club and Rio Negro
Cost: $275 million
Arena da Amazonia is located on the former site of the Vivaldao stadium at the heart of the Amazon rainforest. It is the furthest north of the host cities to be selected. Stadium was designed to resemble a typical Amazonian basket with diagonal patterns and yellow-orange seats like fruits in it. The venue was shortlisted to host four group matches of the 2014 World Cup. After the tournament area will be used to hosting concerts and cultural events.
2014 World Cup Fixtures – Arena Amazonia, Manaus
|Match||Date / Time||Stage||Results|
|8||14 June / 18:00||Group D||England vs Italy|
|18||18 June / 18:00||Group A||Cameroon vs Croatia|
|30||22 June / 18:00||Group G||USA vs Portugal|
|41||25 June / 16:00||Group E||Honduras vs Switzerland|
Host City: Manaus, Brazil
Manaus is the capitral of Brazil’s biggest state Amazonas. It is located in the middle of the Amazon rainforest and has been one of the most famous places on the planet because of the confluence of the Negro River’s dark water and the Solimões River’s muddy brown water that come together to form the Amazonas River. Both rivers waters run side by side without mixing about 6 km. The cultural life of the city is full of events, including the Opera, Theater, Jazz and Cinema festivals, world’s largest “Samba” festival, the Boi-Manaus – a celebration of the city’s anniversary through Boi-Bumbá music.