Arena Pernambuco

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Arena Pernambuco
Itaipava Arena Pernambuco Logo.png
Arena Pernambuco Recife.jpg
LocationSão Lourenço da Mata, Pernambuco, Brazil
Coordinates08°02′26″S 35°00′30″W / 8.04056°S 35.00833°W / -8.04056; -35.00833Coordinates: 08°02′26″S 35°00′30″W / 8.04056°S 35.00833°W / -8.04056; -35.00833
Capacity44,300,[2] 46,154 (maximum) [3]
Field size105 x 68 m
BuiltOctober 2010 to April 2013
Opened22 May 2013
Construction costR$ 500 million [1]
US$ 226 million
EU€ 166 million
Náutico (2013–2018)
Brazil national football team (selected matches)

Arena Pernambuco (Portuguese: Arena de Pernambuco), officially named Estádio Governador Carlos Wilson Campos, is a multi-use stadium with a capacity of 46,154 spectators located in the western suburbs of the Recife metropolitan area, in São Lourenço da Mata, Brazil. It is mostly used for football matches and was notably used to host some matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In 2012 Clube Náutico Capibaribe, one of three professional football clubs in the Recife metro area, signed into agreement to become part owners of the new stadium. Beginning in July 2013, Clube Náutico Capibaribe will play all of their home games at Itaipava Arena Pernambuco. The stadium was previously known as Itaipava Arena Pernambuco under a sponsorship arrangement with brewing company Grupo Petrópolis between 2013 and 2016.[4]


Construction of the new stadium was done by Odebrecht Infraestrutura and is being completed in various stages. When fully finished the area around Arena Pernambuco will include a university campus, indoor arena, hotel and convention center, plus commercial, business and residential units and a large entertainment complex with shopping centers, cinemas, bars and restaurants.

A "Green" arena: Odebrecht Energia, in partnership with Neoenergia, is implementing a solar power plant in Pernambuco Arena. With an investment of about $13 million, the solar plant will generate 1 MW of installed capacity and is part of a program of research and development of solar power in the country. When not filling the stadium, the energy generated by the plant will be able to meet the average consumption of 6,000 people.

Panorama stadium in interior

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
June 16, 2013 19:00  Spain 2–1  Uruguay Group B 41,705
June 19, 2013 19:00  Italy 4–3  Japan Group A 40,489
June 23, 2013 16:00  Uruguay 8–0  Tahiti Group B 22,047

2014 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
June 14, 2014 22:00  Ivory Coast 2–1  Japan Group C 40,267
June 20, 2014 13:00  Italy 0–1  Costa Rica Group D 40,285
June 23, 2014 17:00  Croatia 1–3  Mexico Group A 41,212
June 26, 2014 13:00  United States 0–1  Germany Group G 41,876
June 29, 2014 17:00  Costa Rica 1–1 (a.e.t.) (5–3 pen:)  Greece Round of 16 41,242

Brazil national football team[edit]

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
March 25, 2016 21:45  Brazil 2–2  Uruguay 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 45,020
TBD TBD  Argentina 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification 0


Band/Artist Tour Attendance Year Date
Claudia Leitte, Saulo Fernandes, Wesley Safadão, Anitta and others Maior Show do Mundo N/A 2013 August, 3[5]
Fábio de Melo, Padre Reginaldo Manzotti and others Show dos 25 anos da Comunidade Obra de Maria ≅ 30,000 2015 January, 11[6]
Padre Reginaldo Manzotti, Padre Damião Silva, Padre João Carlos, Eliana Ribeiro and others Show dos 26 anos da Comunidade Obra de Maria ≅ 25,000 2016 October, 23[7]
Larissa Manoela, João Guilherme and Belli e Sua Turma Play Music Festival N/A 2016 November, 19[8]
Padre Reginaldo Manzotti, Padre Antônio Maria, Padre Marcelo Rossi, Padre João Carlos and others Show dos 27 anos da Comunidade Obra de Maria N/A 2017 October, 1[9]
Pastor Ailton José Alves and others Abertura do Centenário da Assembleia de Deus em Pernambuco 53,635 2017 October, 21[10]
Centenário da Assembleia de Deus em Pernambuco 56,000 2018 October, 20[11]
Padre Reginaldo Manzotti, Padre Marcelo Rossi, Padre Damião Silva, Padre João Carlos and others Show dos 28 anos da Comunidade Obra de Maria ≅ 25,000 2018 November, 4[12]
Bruno & Marrone, Elba Ramalho, Padre Fábio de Melo, Luan Santana, Padre Marcelo Rossi and others Show dos 30 anos da Comunidade Obra de Maria N/A 2020 January, 17, 18 and 19[13]
Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses 2020 Tour N/A 2022 September 4

In popular culture[edit]

  • EA Sports added all 12 venues used at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, including the Arena Pernambuco, to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil video game.
  • The Arena Pernambuco is featured on "You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee", the sixteenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 546th episode of the series. Homer Simpson acts as a FIFA World Cup 2014 referee on a game played at Arena Pernambuco.


  1. ^ "High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup". Washington Post. May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014. This is the second-most expensive football stadium in the world. The original budget was US$226 million.
  2. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). January 18, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "World Cup Brazil city guide: Recife". BBC News. June 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Grupo Petrópolis espera crescer até 4% com ajuda do Nordeste". Jornal do Commercio. Universo Online. October 12, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Maratona de 12 horas na gravação do DVD de Claudia Leitte, primeiro show da Arena". Diário de Pernambuco. August 4, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Evento dos 25 anos da Obra de Maria encheu a Arena Pernambuco". Jornal do Commercio. January 12, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "Fiéis lotam Arena PE nos 26 anos da Comunidade Obra de Maria". Arquidiocese de Olinda e Recife. October 27, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Larissa Manoela é a estrela do Play Music Festival, na Arena de PE". NE10. November 16, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "Obra de Maria celebra 27 anos com multidão na Arena Pernambuco". Jornal do Commercio. October 1, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  10. ^ "Festa do centenário da Assembleia de Deus lota a Arena Pernambuco". Folha de Pernambuco. October 21, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "Centenário da Assembleia de Deus quebra recorde de público na Arena". TV Jornal. October 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  12. ^ "Aniversário da Obra de Maria reúne milhares de fiéis na Arena PE". Arquidiocese de Olinda e Recife. November 5, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  13. ^ "Divulgada a programação da festividade dos 30 anos da Obra de Maria". Folha de Pernambuco. January 8, 2020. Retrieved February 18, 2020.

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