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Brazil's Stadium for World Cup 2014
These stadiums are being prepared for World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The designs are truly amazing and the work of art. The Brazilians can be truly proud of them.

10. Estádio Nacional de Brasília

Estádio Nacional de Brasília (formerly known as Estádio Mané Garrincha) is a multi-purpose stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 45,200. The stadium was built in 1974.

Estádio Mané Garrincha is owned by the Department of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation of Distrito Federal. The former name is taken after the footballer Mané Garrincha.

9. The Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo

The Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo, also known as the Castelão or Gigante da Boa Vista, is a football stadium that was inaugurated on November 11, 1973 in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, with a maximum capacity of 60,326 people. The stadium is owned by the Ceará state Government, and is the home ground of Ceará Sporting Club and Fortaleza Esporte Clube.

Its formal name honors Plácido Aderaldo Castelo, who served as the Governor of Ceará from September 12, 1966 to March 15, 1971, and was a leader in getting the stadium built.

8. Arena Pantanal

Arena Pantanal is a new multi-use stadium in Cuiabá, Brazil, that is currently in the planning stages. Once completed in 2012, it will be used mostly for football matches and will be used to host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The stadium will have a capacity of 42,500 people. It will replace the Verdão.

7. Estádio José Pinheiro Borda

Estádio José Pinheiro Borda, better known as Estádio Beira-Rio (Portuguese pronunciation: [es?tad?iu ?bej?? ??iu], Riverbank Stadium) due to its location beside the Guaíba River, is a football stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It serves as the home stadium for Sport Club Internacional. It is named after José Pinheiro Borda, an elderly Portuguese engineer who supervised the building of the stadium but died before seeing its completion.

Estádio Beira-Rio replaced Internacional’s previous stadium, the Estádio dos Eucaliptos.

6. Arena Amazonia

Arena Amazonia is the name of a football stadium in Manaus, Amazonia, Brazil to be located on the current site of the Vivaldão stadium. The stadium will have an all-seater capacity of 46,000 and will be constructed from 2010 to 2012. It will host matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

5. The Arena das Dunas

The Arena das Dunas or Dunas Arena (lit. “Dunes Arena”) is a football stadium designed by Populous (formerly HOK Sport) and that its construction will start in January 2011 to host football matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Brazil. Is being built in the city of Natal in the capital of Rio Grande do Norte Brazilian state. The stadium is due to be built in place of the Machadão stadium the Machadinho gym, whose buildings will be demolished in 2011.

This project replaces the old project called “Estádio Estrela dos Reis Magos” that would be located in the neighboring municipality of Parnamirim. In the new project, the stadium will have capacity for 45 thousand people. A shopping center and commercial buildings, hotels of international standard and an artificial lake around the stadium will be built.

The stadium is going to be located by the Senador Salgado Filho Avenue (BR-101 highway), a multi-lane road already served by the Complexo Viário do Quarto Centenário (Fourth Centennial Complex road). The project was one of the most praised by inspectors from FIFA.

4. Arena Cidade da Copa

Arena Cidade da Copa is a new multi-use stadium in Recife metropolitan area, Brazil, that is currently in the planning stages. Once completed, it will be used mostly for football matches and will be used to host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The stadium will have a capacity of 46,160 people.

3. Novo Estádio do Corinthians

The New Corinthians Stadium (Portuguese: Novo Estádio do Corinthians), also known as, and Arena Corinthians, is a proposed football stadium which will be built in Itaquera area of São Paulo, Brazil, and will replace the city owned Pacaembu Stadium as the home stadium of Corinthians.

The project was first announced on August 27, 2010, by president of CBF Ricardo Teixeira, the governor of São Paulo, Alberto Goldman and the mayor of São Paulo Gilberto Kassab, with a planned opening date of 2013. The stadium is intended to have a capacity of 48,000 spectators, with 20,000 additional seats during 2014 FIFA World Cup in order to hold the opening game.

2. The Arena Fonte Nova

The Arena Fonte Nova is a project for a new football-only stadium for the 2014 World Cup. The stadium is located in Salvador, Bahia and it has a maximum capacity of 50,000 people.

The stadium will be built in place of the older Estádio Fonte Nova. An architects group of Brunswick, Germany, which also redesigned the old Hanover stadium into a modern arena for the 2006 World Cup has been selected after bidding.
It will also be one of the venues used for the football preliminaries of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

1. Mineirão

Mineirão, officially Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto (Governor Magalhães Pinto Stadium) established in 1965 in Belo Horizonte, is the largest football stadium in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and the second largest in the country, after Maracanã. It will be a host stadium in the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be held in the country.

It is also a football venue of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

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