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Venues for the 2014 World Cup Brazil - Estádio Beira-Rio

Porto Alegre - Estadio Beira-RioPorto Alegre - Estadio Beira-Rio27.06.2014: One of the twelve host cities of the 2014 World Cup is Porto Alegre in the South of Brazil. The local stadium Beira-Rio was completely renovated in 2010 – 2014 and its final capacity is 60,000 people. The most interesting feature of the stadium is the roof consisting of 65 enormous membranes resembling palm leaves. The roof thus makes the stadium architectonically unique among other stadiums in the world.

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Venues for the 2014 World Cup Brazil - Estadio Mineirao

Belo Horizonte - Estadio MineiraoBelo Horizonte - Estadio Mineirao24.06.2014: Estadio MineiraornAnother stadium which will provide venue for the 2014 World Cup is the stadium Mineirao in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. The renovation of the former Estadio Mineirao was begun in July 2010 and completed in 2013.rnUsually, when stadiums are largely renovated or new stadiums are built, the real cost is much higher than the planned cost. However, this case is an exception. According to original plans, the renovation was supposed to cost 700 million BRL, but in reality it cost 695 million BRL.

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Venues for the 2014 World Cup Brazil - Arena Corinthians

Sao Paulo - Arena CorinthiansSao Paulo - Arena Corinthians19.06.2014: Another new stadium was built in Sao Paulo for the purpose of hosting the 2014 World Cup matches. The construction of the Arena Corinthians, which has a capacity of 65,807, was completed in 2014. After the World Cup the stadium will become the home of the well-known Brazilian club SC Corinthians Paulista. The construction of this stadium was among the last of all the newly constructed stadiums to begin. Despite some serious problems, which occurred during the construction, everything is now ready for the World Cup matches.

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Venues for the 2014 World Cup Brazil - Maracana

Rio de Janeiro - MaracanaRio de Janeiro - Maracana16.06.2014: The Maracana stadium, which was extensively renovated in 2010 – May 2013, is the main venue for the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil. The top-level match to be played at the Maracana stadium is the 2014 World Cup final. In the past, the 1950 World Cup final was played there, and Uruguay then defeated Brazil 2:1. There were 199,854 spectators watching the final at the stadium, which is a record number. It is certain that this record will not be beaten. The modernized Maracana stadium has a capacity of up to 78,838. Nevertheless, it is still one of the biggest stadiums in the World Cup history.

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Allianz Arena – one of the most modern stadiums

Munich - Allianz ArenaMunich - Allianz Arena23.10.2013: The Allianz Arena is one of the most modern and amazing football stadiums in the world. Let’s look a bit closer at the home stadium of Bayern Munich. The Allianz Arena is still a “baby” compared to other European super stadiums. It was opened on 30 May 2005, its age can therefore be counted on the fingers of both hands. Yet, over such a short time the arena witnessed many football events. It hosted the 2006 World Cup or the recent final match of the Champions League, which will bring many more sleepless nights to some members of the Bayern management.

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A long construction of Valencia’s new stadium

Valencia - Nou MestallaValencia - Nou Mestalla09.09.2013: The construction of the new stadium of Valencia CF – Nou Mestalla is getting longer and longer to complete. The construction of the stadium, built on the site of a former factory, began already in 2007 and by 2009 the basic concrete structure has been completely built. Then the construction works were suspended for financial reasons. By the end of 2011 the club announced that, following an agreement with the bank, the construction of the stadium will be completed and the property of the old Mestalla stadium will go to the bank.

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