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World Cup 2014: Stunning Images of Brazil's Stadiums

Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterOctober 15, 2013

World Cup 2014: Stunning Images of Brazil's Stadiums

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    One of the many things that make a FIFA World Cup so fascinating is the glittering collection of stadiums built or renovated primarily for the tournament’s use.

    The upcoming event in Brazil is no exception.

    Each of the host cities boasts a unique, eye-catching ground, and over the next 12 slides we’ll examine stunning images of all of them.

    Let’s get to it.

     

    (Capacity and feature data courtesy Copa2014.gov.br)

Mineirao

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    Courtesy wsgd.com.
    Courtesy wsgd.com.

    Site: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais

    Capacity: 62,160

    Feature: A 7,500m-squared commercial promenade with more than 100 shops, bars and cafes

    Progress: Completed

Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha

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    Courtesy Skyscrapercity.
    Courtesy Skyscrapercity.

    Site: Brasilia, Federal District

    Capacity: 72,7888

    Feature: Photovoltaic cells capturing sunlight and obtaining all the energy required to operate the stadium

    Progress: Completed

Arena Pantanal

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    Courtesy essentialarchitecture.blogspot.com.
    Courtesy essentialarchitecture.blogspot.com.

    Site: Cuiaba, Mato Grosso

    Capacity: 43,600

    Feature: Multiple training centres, as well as a nature area including lakes and woodlands

    Progress: Not completed

Arena Da Baixada

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    Courtesy Skyscraperlife.
    Courtesy Skyscraperlife.

    Site: Curitiba, Parana

    Capacity: 42,000

    Feature: A retractable roof that will cover the entire capacity of the ground

    Progress: Renovating

Estádio Castelao

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    Courtesy msalix.placar.abril.com.
    Courtesy msalix.placar.abril.com.

    Site: Fortaleza, Ceara

    Capacity: 63,903

    Feature: A glass skin, coating the facade, that reflects sunbeams and reduces heat

    Progress: Completed

Arena Amazonia

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    Courtesy Skyscrapercity.
    Courtesy Skyscrapercity.

    Site: Manaus, Amazonas

    Capacity: 42,374

    Feature: A system for the re-use of rainwater and a natural ventilation system to reduce energy comsumption

    Progress: Not completed

Arena Das Dunas

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    Courtesy 2bp.blogspot.com.
    Courtesy 2bp.blogspot.com.

    Site: Natal, Rio Grande do Norte

    Capacity: 42,000

    Feature: Two big screens inside the stadium and an artificial lake outside the ground

    Progress: Not completed

Estadio Beira-Rio

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    Courtesy Skyscrapercity.
    Courtesy Skyscrapercity.

    Site: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

    Capacity: 51,300

    Feature: A roof made of polytetrafluoroethylene membrane that will reduce head absorption and self-clean

    Progress: Renovating

Arena Pernambuco

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    Courtesy onlinebetnow.com.
    Courtesy onlinebetnow.com.

    Site: Recife, Pernambuco

    Capacity: 46,000

    Feature: Solar power and rainwater are captured at the ground, and all seats are covered by a roof

    Progress: Completed

Estadio Do Maracana

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    Courtesy Clairglobal.com
    Courtesy Clairglobal.com

    Site: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

    Capacity: 78,000

    Feature: The original ground has been completely remodelled, although the original facade remains in place; the new roof is covered by a see-through membrane, supported by prestressed cables

    Progress: Completed

Arena Fonte Nova

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    Courtesy copa2014.gov.br.
    Courtesy copa2014.gov.br.

    Site: Salvador, Bahia

    Capacity: 55,000

    Feature: An open area at the south of the stadium facing the Tororo Dyke natural spring

    Progress: Completed

Arena Corinthians

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    Courtesy Skyscrapercity.
    Courtesy Skyscrapercity.

    Site: Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo State

    Capacity: 68,000

    Feature: A four-layer room based on trusses and made of steel, Polyisocyanurate, plasterboard and Firestone UltraPly (DesignBuild)

    Progress: Not completed

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