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|Full name||Arena Pantanal|
|Location||Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil|
|Field size||105 x 68 m|
|Broke ground||May 2010|
|Opened||2 April 2014|
|Construction cost||R$ 646 million
(USD $ 293 million)
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. During the World Cup, the arena had a capacity of 41,390, and currently can seat 44,003 spectators.
Prior to its use for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the venue received much criticism. 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. On the day of its opening, on April 24, 2014, 5,000 seats were still to be installed in the stadium. Next to the football stadium is the Tocantins Gymnasium - Ginásio Aecim Tocantins.
2014 FIFA World Cup
|Date||Time (UTC-04)||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|June 13, 2014||18:00||Chile||3–1||Australia||Group B||40,275|
|June 17, 2014||18:00||Russia||1–1||South Korea||Group H||37,603|
|June 21, 2014||18:00||Nigeria||1–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Group F||40,499|
|June 24, 2014||16:00||Japan||1–4||Colombia||Group C||40,340|
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- "Match report – Chile–Australia" (PDF). FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 13 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "Match report – Russia–South Korea" (Website). FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 17 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
- "Match report – Nigeria–Bosnia and Herzegovina" (Website). FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- "Match report – Japan–Colombia" (Website). FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- Official website
- (in Portuguese) Cuiabá avança com Arena Pantanal e quer receber Copa das Confederações (Cuiabá advances with the Arena Pantanal and wants to host the Confederations Cup), O Globo
- (in Portuguese) Cuiabá já no clima de preparativos para o Mundial 2014 (Cuiabá already in the mood to prepare for the 2014 World Cup)
- FIFA World Cup Profile
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