Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova

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For the old stadium, see Estádio Fonte Nova.
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
Fonte Nova
Arena Fonte Nova Logo.png
Itaipava Arena - March 2013.jpg
Full name Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
Location Ladeira da Fonte das Pedras, 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
Owner Bahia State Government
Operator Fonte Nova Negócios e Participações S/A
Capacity 51,708[1]
Field size 105 x 68m
Surface Grass
Broke ground 2010
Opened April 7, 2013
Construction cost R$ 591.070.000
US$ 267 million
EU€ 195 million
Architect Marc Duwe and Claas Schulitz
EC Bahia
EC Vitória (some matches)

The Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova,[2] also known as Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeira, is a football-specific stadium, first used for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the subsequent 2014 FIFA World Cup.[3] The stadium is located in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and has a maximum capacity of 55,000 people. The stadium was built in place of the older Estádio Fonte Nova. A group of architects from Brunswick, Germany, which also redesigned the old Hanover stadium into a modern arena for the 2006 Cup, was selected after bidding. Since 2013, the brewery Itaipava from Grupo Petrópolis has the naming rights of the arena "Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova" under a sponsorship agreement until the year 2023, amounting to $100m. This was the first naming rights agreement signed for the 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 were unable to see the game completely due to some blind spots.[4] The stadium had excessive dust and some puddles.[4] The company responsible for the stadium, owned by Grupo OAS and Odebrecht, said it was aware of the problems.[4]

Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, view from lake.

On May 27, 2013 a section of the roof collapsed after heavy rain.[5]

The stadium will 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 1–5  Netherlands Group B 48,173[6]
June 16, 2014 13:00  Germany 4–0  Portugal Group G 51,081
June 20, 2014 16:00   Switzerland 2–5  France Group E 51,003
June 25, 2014 13:00  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–1  Iran Group F 48,011
July 1, 2014 17:00  Belgium 2–1 (a.e.t.)  United States Round of 16 51,227
July 5, 2014 17:00  Netherlands 0–0 (a.e.t.) (Penalties: 4–3)  Costa Rica Quarter-finals 51,179

2016 Summer Olympics[edit]


  1. ^ - Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
  2. ^ "Arena Fonte Nova" (in Portuguese). Secopa. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Brasil apresenta proposta da Copa de 2014" (in Portuguese). Gazeta On Line. Retrieved October 7, 2007. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "BBC News - Brazil's Arena Fonte Nova stadium suffers roof collapse". 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Match report – Spain–Netherlands" (PDF). (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 13 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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