Venue Guide: Estadio Nacional, Brasilia

World Cup 2014: Estadio Nacional Stadium

Estadio Nacional

Stadium name: Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Capacity: 68,009
Opened: 1974
Renovated: June 15, 2013
Home To: Brasília Futebol Clube
Cost: $450m

Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha was built in 1974 and named after famous Brazilian footballer Garrincha.
It was demolished in 2010 to make way for the stadium with a new carbon neutrality facade, metal stands and roof and lowered pitch for better viewing from every seat. The reconstruction involves also reducing the size of the playing field so that the stadium can be a football-specific stadium. The Estadio Nacional will host four group matches, including Brazil’s final group game, round of 16, quarter-final and third place play-off. After the world finals the arena will be used to host concerts and major cultural events.

2014 World Cup Fixtures – Estadio Nacional

Match Date / Time Stage Results
9 15 June / 13:00 Group E Switzerland vs Ecuador
21 19 June / 13:00 Group C Colombia vs Ivory Coast
33 23 June / 17:00 Group A Cameroon vs Brazil
46 26 June / 13:00 Group G Portugal vs Ghana
53 30 June / 13:00 Roud of 16 1E 2F
60 05 July / 13:00 Quarterfinals W55 W56
63 12 July / 17:00 3rd Place L61 L62

Host City: Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia was founded on April of 1960 to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location. Since then the city is the federal capital of Brazil and the capital of the Federal District. Here are whole federal government of the country including the Congress, President, Supreme Court. The city hosts a varied assortment of political events, music performances and several festivals. The popular places to visit are The Three Powers Square, Paranoá Lake, Cathedral of Brasília, The Dom Bosco church, City Park, etc. Brasilia is the only city in the world constructed in the the twentieth century to have been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO due to its modernist architecture.