The Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova officially Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeira is a football-only stadium for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the subsequent 2014 FIFA World Cup. The stadium is located in Salvador, Bahia and it has a maximum capacity of 55,000 people.
The stadium was built in place of the older Estádio Fonte Nova. An group of architects from Brunswick, Germany, which also redesigned the old Hanover stadium into a modern arena for the 2006 Cup has been selected after bidding.
From 2013, the brewery Itaipava from Grupo Petropolis, will sign the naming rights of the new arena "Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova" under a sponsorship agreement until the year 2023, amounting to $ 100 million. This was the first naming rights agreement signed to 2014 World Cup stadiums.
The stadium was inaugurated on April 7, 2013, with a Campeonato Baiano game in which Vitória defeated Bahia 5-1. The first player to score a goal in the stadium was Vitória's Renato Cajá. During this match, some supporters weren't able to see the game completely due to some blind spots. Also, the stadium had excessive dust and some puddles. The company responsible for the stadium, owned by Grupo OAS and Odebrecht, said it was aware of the problems.
It will also be one of the venues used for the football competition of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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