Venue Guide: Arena Pernambuco, Recife

World Cup 2014: Arena Pernambuco Stadium

Arena Pernambuco, Recife

Stadium name: Arena Pernambuco
Location: Recife, Brazil
Capacity: 46,000
Opened: 2013
Home To: Nautico, Santa Cruz and Sport
Cost: 500 million reals – $230m

The construction of the new stadium in the Western suburbs of the Recife metropolitan area began from October 2010 and it is home to three Brazilian clubs – Nautico, Santa Cruz and Sport. The arena is part of a complex that includes a university campus, indoor arena, hotel and convention center and also featuring restaurants, shopping centres and cinemas. Here has been implementing a solar power plant which will be able to generate enough energy for the average consumption of 6,000 people. Arena Pernambuco stadium will host four group matches and a round of 16 match during FIFA World Cup 2014.

2014 World Cup Fixtures – Arena Pernambuco, Recife

Match Date / Time Stage Results
6 14 June / 22:00 Group C Ivory Coast vs Japan
24 20 June / 13:00 Group D Italy vs Costa Rica
34 23 June / 17:00 Group A Croatia vs Mexico
45 26 June / 13:00 Group G USA vs Germany
52 29 June / 17:00 Round of 16 1D 2C

Host City: Recife, Brazil


The capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco is a major port on the Atlantic Ocean and often called “the capital of the North-east” because of its economical importance for the region. The Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda and the Orange Fort were declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Some famous tourist destinations attracting huge travelers are Tamandare and Boa Viagem beaches, the historical constructions and the churches, as well as the Recife Antigo carnival. The beach of Porto de Galinhas on the south of the city has been considered to be the best beach in Brazil.