World Cup 2014: Arena Fonte Nova Stadium
Stadium name: Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeira
Location: Salvador, Brazil
Home To: EC Bahia and EC Vitoria
Cost: 590 million reals – $270m
The Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova is located in Salvador, Bahia and was built in place of the older Estádio Fonte Nova.
Officially known as Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeira, the stadium has light roof covered with membrane, stands divided into three tiers allowing fans to enjoy the beautiful lagoon view that could become concert stage on non-sporting occasions. The complex around Arena Fonte Nova includes a panoramic restaurant, museum of football, car parks, shops, and hotels. The new arena will host four group matches, round of 16, and quarter final during FIFA World Cup 2014.
2014 World Cup Fixtures – Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
|Match||Date / Time||Stage||Results|
|3||13 June / 16:00||Group B||Spain vs Netherlands|
|13||16 June / 13:00||Group G||Germany vs Portugal|
|25||20 June / 16:00||Group E||Switzerland vs France|
|44||25 June / 13:00||Group F||Bosnia – Herzegovina vs Iran|
|56||01 July / 17:00||Roud of 16||1H||–||2G|
|59||05 July / 17:00||Quarterfinals||W51||–||W52|
Host City: Salvador, Brazil
Salvador is the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia and was the first capital of the country. It is also known as Brazil’s capital of happiness due to the biggest carnival on the planet. Salvador is considered to be the world’s biggest African city outside of Africa has earned Salvador the nickname of the Black Rome due to the presence of African elements in many cultural aspects.
The city’s historical centre Pelourinho with its churches and colourful colonial buildings have been declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A notable feature of the city is the Elevador Lacerda which is connecting the Cidade Baixa and Cidade Alta (Low City and High City). The other remarkable sights are the Modelo Market, Salvador Basilica, the Santo Antônio da Barra Fort, the São Francisco Convent and the Barra Lighthouse etc.