Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova

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Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
Fonte Nova
Arena Fonte Nova Logo.png
Itaipava Arena - March 2013.jpg
Full name Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeira
Location R. Lions Club, 217-547, Nazaré, Salvador, Brazil
Coordinates 12°58′43″S 38°30′15″W / 12.97861°S 38.50417°W / -12.97861; -38.50417Coordinates: 12°58′43″S 38°30′15″W / 12.97861°S 38.50417°W / -12.97861; -38.50417
Broke ground 2010
Opened April 7, 2013
Owner Bahia State Government
Operator Fonte Nova Negócios e Participações S/A
Surface Grass
Construction cost R$ 591.070.000
Architect Marc Duwe and Claas Schulitz
Capacity 50,000
Field dimensions 105 x 68m
EC Bahia
Itaípava Arena Fonte Nova, view from lake

The Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] Also, the stadium had excessive dust and some puddles.[3] The company responsible for the stadium, owned by Grupo OAS and Odebrecht, said it was aware of the problems.[3]

On May 27, 2013 a section of the roof collapsed after heavy rain.[4]

The stadium will also be one of the venues used for the football competition of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Football games[edit]

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 20, 2013 19:00  Nigeria 1-2  Uruguay Group B 26,769
June 22, 2013 16:00  Italy 2–4  Brazil Group A 48,874
June 30, 2013 13:00  Uruguay 2–2 a.e.t.(Penalties: 2–3)  Italy 3rd place 43,382

2014 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 13, 2014 16:00  Spain Match 3  Netherlands Group B
June 16, 2014 13:00  Germany Match 13  Portugal Group G
June 20, 2014 16:00   Switzerland Match 25  France Group E
June 25, 2014 13:00  Bosnia and Herzegovina Match 44  Iran Group F
July 1, 2014 17:00 Winner Group H Match 56 Runner-up Group G Round of 16
July 5, 2014 17:00 Winner Match 51 Match 59 Winner Match 52 Quarter-finals


  1. ^ "Arena Fonte Nova" (in Portuguese). Secopa. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Brasil apresenta proposta da Copa de 2014" (in Portuguese). Gazeta On Line. Retrieved October 7, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c Neto, Nelson Barros (April 8, 2013). "Pontos cegos fazem com que torcedores não enxerguem o campo na Fonte Nova". Folha Esporte (in Portuguese). Salvador: Grupo Folha. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "BBC News - Brazil's Arena Fonte Nova stadium suffers roof collapse". 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

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