World Cup 2014: Estadio Castelao Stadium
Stadium name: Estadio Placido Aderaldo Castelo
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
Home To: Ceara SC and Ferroviario AC
Cost: 520 million reals – $240 million
Full name of the venue is Estadio Placido Aderaldo Castelo and it was built in 1973. It is the home ground of Ceara Sporting Club and Fortaleza Esporte Clube. The venue was reconstructed and became the first of 12 stadiums being built or redeveloped for the 2014 World Cup to be completed. It has underground car park with enough space for parking 4,200 cars, a new larger roof, a VIP area, media centre. Estadio Castelao stadium will host four group matches (including Brazil’s second group game), round of 16, and quarter-final match.
2014 World Cup Fixtures – Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
|Match||Date / Time||Stage||Results|
|7||14 June / 16:00||Group D||Uruguay vs Costa Rica|
|17||17 June / 16:00||Group A||Brazil vs Mexico|
|29||21 June / 16:00||Group G||Germany vs Ghana|
|38||24 June / 17:00||Group C||Greece vs Ivory Coast|
|51||29 June / 13:00||Roud of 16||1B||–||2A|
|57||04 July / 17:00||Quarterfinals||W49||–||W50|
Host City: Fortaleza, Brazil
The capital of the Ceara province is located in the north-east of the country. Fortaleza is one of the main tourist destinations for tourists, attracting its wonderful beaches like Praia do Futuro (Future Beach), Meireles and Mucuripe beaches. The main tourist attractions are the coastal Beira Mar avenue, Cumbuco, Fortaleza Central Market, the Centro Dragao do Mar de Arte e Cultura (Sea Dragon Art and Culture Centre) and the Beach Park, Brazil’s largest water park, Palace of Light, etc. The city has characteristic tropical climate with warm summers and humid winters.