Venue Guide: Arena Amazonia, Manaus

World Cup 2014: Arena Amazonia Stadium

Arena Amazonia, Manaus

Stadium name: Arena Multiuso Governador Jose Fragelli
Location: Manaus, Brazil
Capacity: 42,374
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.