Arena Pantanal

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Arena Pantanal
Cuiaba Arena.jpg
Full name Arena Pantanal
Location Cuiabá, Brazil
Capacity 42,968 [1]
Field size 105 x 68 m
Construction
Broke ground May 2010
Renovated April 24, 2014
Construction cost R$ 646 million
(USD $ 293 million)
Tenants
Cuiabá
Mixto
2014 FIFA World Cup

Arena Pantanal is a multi-use stadium in Cuiabá, Brazil. Completed on April 26, 2014, it is used mostly for football and hosted four group stage matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[2] It has a capacity of 41,112.[1]

Prior to its use for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the venue received much critisism. It suffered a fire in October 2013, due to polystyrene insulation panels catching alight.Although nobody was injured, the fire came within 24 hours of the state governor of Mato Grosso warning that it may not be finished for the World Cup.[3] On the day of its opening, on April 24, 2014, 5,000 seats were still to be installed in the stadium.[4]

2014 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Date Time (UTC-04) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 13, 2014 18:00  Chile 3–1  Australia Group B 40,275[5]
June 17, 2014 18:00  Russia 1–1  South Korea Group H 37,603[6]
June 21, 2014 18:00  Nigeria 1–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina Group F 40,499[7]
June 24, 2014 16:00  Japan 1–4  Colombia Group C 40,340[8]

Coordinates: 15°36′11″S 56°07′14″W / 15.60306°S 56.12056°W / -15.60306; -56.12056

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arena Pantanal - Cuiaba". fifa.com. 
  2. ^ Azzoni, Tales (April 3, 2014). "Unfinished Brazil stadium opens". sports.yahoo.com. 
  3. ^ Tony Jimenez, Andrew (25 October 2013). "Soccer-Cuiaba fire adds to Brazil's World Cup woes". Yahoo. Reuters. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Copacabana riots cast further shadow over Brazil 2014 preparations". Sky Sports. 
  5. ^ "Match report – Chile–Australia" (PDF). FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 13 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Match report – Russia–South Korea" (Website). FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 17 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Match report – Nigeria–Bosnia and Herzegovina" (Website). FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Match report – Japan–Colombia" (Website). FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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