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


Porto Alegre - Estadio Beira-RioPorto Alegre - Estadio Beira-RioOne 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 MineiraoEstadio 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 CorinthiansAnother 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 - MaracanaThe 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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Construction of a new stadium in Bordeaux for Euro 2016


Bordeaux - Stade AtlantiqueBordeaux - Stade AtlantiqueThe new Stade Bordeaux Atlantique is supposed to be one of the most original stadiums, which will provide venue for the Euro 2016 hosted by France. The stadium, which should hold 42,052 spectators, was designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and will be opened in 2015. It was first suggested that the stadium should be named “Atlantic”, and later Grand Stade de Bordeaux. However, it seems that the stadium will bear the commercial name of the company, which will invest in the construction.

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New stadium under construction in Madrid


Madrid - Estadio la PeinetaMadrid - Estadio la PeinetaThe stadium, which is being built in Madrid, on the site of the original athletics Estadio la Peineta, was supposed to be the main venue for the 2016 summer Olympics, or the 2020 summer Olympics. However, in neither year Spain was awarded the Olympics. The 2016 Olympics will take place in Brazil and the 2020 Olympics were awarded to Japan. Nevertheless, the new stadium has been under construction since 2011 and should be completed in 2015.

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Renovation of Udinese Calcio stadium


Udine - Stadio FriuliUdine - Stadio FriuliFollowing a request submitted by one of the visitors of our website, TheFootballStadiums.com, we are presenting some information about the renovation of the Stadio Friuli, the home of the Italian team Udinese Calcio. The renovation works began in June 2013 and are supposed to be terminated in September 2014. The stadium should newly hold nearly 29,884 spectators, which means that the capacity would be decreased by about 12,000.

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