Stadiums - FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
(official name: Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho)
Rio de Janeiro
(major renovations 2006, 2013)
|Home ground of :||None (sometimes used by Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama)|
|Matches :||3 (Final, 2 group matches)|
|Match days :||16 – 20 – 30 June 2013|
Trivia : Once the biggest stadium in the world; during the 1950 World Cup it could hold 200,000 (!) spectators. Considerably smaller than before (also a lot more comfortable!), it still will be the largest venue of the 2013 Confederations Cup.
|Stadium :||Arena Pernambuco|
(also known as Arena Cidade da Copa)
|Home ground of :||None|
|Matches :||3 (3 group matches)|
|Match days :||16 – 19 – 23 June 2013|
Trivia : Like in the old days Recife and Olinda were quarrelling over who would be one of the host cities of the World Cup 2014. Ultimately, the city of São Lourenco da Mata was chosen as a compromise, inconveniently at 25 km/ 15 miles from the city centre of Recife.
|Stadium :||Estádio Nacional|
|Home ground of :||Legiaõ F.C|
|Matches :||1 (Opening game)|
|Match days :||15 June 2013|
Trivia : The old stadium at this site was Estádio Mané Garrincha. The new stadium will be entirely rebuild. It will become the second largest stadium in the country.
(Official name: Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto)
|City :||Belo Horizonte|
|Home ground of :||Clube Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro EC|
|Matches :||3 (Semi-Final, 2 group matches)|
|Match days :||17 – 22 – 26 June 2013|
Trivia : After renovating Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo – which is not a World Cup venue – Mineirão became the second largest stadium in Brazil. However, it will lose this rank at the start of the tournament to Estádio Nacional in Brasilia.
(official name: Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo)
(major renovations 2002)
|Home ground of :||Fortaleza|
|Matches :||3 (Semi-final, 2 group matches)|
|Match days :||19 – 23 – 27 June|
Trivia : Castelão translates as ‘Big castle’. It is located in a city which name means ‘Fortress’...
|Stadium :||Arena Fonte Nova (official name: Estádio Octávio Mangabeira)|
|Home ground of :||None (sometimes used by Bahia and Vitoria)|
|Matches :||3 (Third place, 2 group matches)|
|Match days :||20 – 22 – 30 June 2013|
Trivia : The official name is after the governor of Bahia at the time the preceding stadium was inaugurated (1951). Fonte Nova (‘New Fountain’) comes from the location which is close to a lake with some large fountains.