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Cuiaba's Arena Pantanal is last on our list, and its geographical location is a major reason behind its low ranking: There is no team in the state that plays in Brazil’s top football division, making this 41,390-seater a likely candidate to become a white elephant after the World Cup.
After the tournament, the arena will "turn into a new leisure venue for locals," according to the World Cup Portal, which goes to show just how unimportant this stadium location was in the first place.
That the ground will only host four group stage matches doesn't help its ranking on our list either.
While Chile-Australia, Russia-South Korea, Nigeria-Bosnia-Herzegovina and Japan-Colombia are all interesting matchups in their own right, the fact that none of the big boys will be on show in the Arena Pantanal says it all about its significance.
Since it is a brand-new stadium for the World Cup, modern architectural features and fan-friendly accessibility factors do redeem the Arena Pantanal somewhat.
It has 90,000 square meters of promenade surrounding it, while 20 entrances, 79 turnstiles, 20 staircases and 12 elevators will provide fans a spacious environment to enter and exit the stadium.
There are also 32 food kiosks, three restaurants, 97 boxes and 66 lavatories, making it a fan-centric modern structure.
Importance to the Community
Legacy inside and outside of football is very much part of FIFA's lexicon when it comes to hosting World Cups across the world.
In the Arena Pantanal's case, since there is no local first-tier team that will be able to make use of such a grandiose new construction project, there is no choice but for the stadium to turn into a multi-purpose venue after the tournament.
Whether that is "important" to the local community or simply a convenient reason for Cuiaba to be a host city is entirely up to you.