Venue Guide: Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza

World Cup 2014: Estadio Castelao Stadium

Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza

Stadium name: Estadio Placido Aderaldo Castelo
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
Capacity: 63,903
Opened: 1973
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.