2014 World Cup Stadium Guide| World Cup Schedule

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by the country of Brazil, and the games will be played in a total of 12 different World Cup Stadiums in various locations. From June 12th to July 13th, the eyes of the world will be on Brazil and the 32  teams who qualified for this incredible tournament. Below you will find the most comprehensive World Cup 2014 Stadium Guide, including information on zone seating, the 2014 world cup schedules for each venue, plus No Fee World Cup Tickets. Also check out World Cup Stadium 3D Views here.

Zone Seating at 2014 World Cup

All seating at the World Cup is zone seating, meaning that you will not be able to purchase specific seats. There are typically four categories to choose from, ranging from Category 1 (the best seats) to Category 4 (the worst seats). As the event dates draw closer, sellers will begin to list specific seats, however that will likely not happen until a couple of weeks prior to the first game. Some sellers will receive their tickets as early as May (and can ship the tickets then), but many listings will show delivery dates in June to be conservative. Once sellers have the tickets in hand, you can expect specific section and row listings to become available.

Estadio do Maracana – Rio de Janeiro

Estadio do Maracana (Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho) in Rio de Janeiro is the site of the 2014 World Cup Final, among other notable match-ups that can be found below. The stadium was recently renovated, and has the largest capacity of all the venues, coming in at 76,935.  Estadio do Maracane hosted the World Cup Final in 1950 as well, where Brazil fell to Uruguay 2-1.

Estadio do Maracana underwent major receonstruction for the World Cup, which included demolishing the two-tier seating bowl, giving way to a new one-tier seating bowl. A new roof was also installed, which covers 95% of the seats inside the stadium.

Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha – Brasilia

Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha will host the 3rd place match at the 2014 World Cup, among other notable match ups below. The stadium holds 72,788 fans, making it the second largest venue at the World Cup. Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha was recently constructed after the demolition of the old stadium under the same name. The venue is named after the famous Brazzilian footballer, Garrincha.

Arena de Sao Paulo (Arena Corinthians) – Sao Paulo

Arena de Sao Paulo, also know as Arena Corinthians, is the future home of the Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, as well as the host of the opening match of the 2014 World Cup (among other World Cup matches below). The newly constructed stadium normally has a capacity of 48,234, however 19,800 temporary seats will be added to accommodate the large crowds at 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The temporary seats will all be bleacher seating, with 8,800 seats on the North and South ends of the stadium, 1,200 seats on the West end, and 1,000 seats on the East end. The distance between the first row and the field is about 9 meters (30 feet) on all sides.

Estadio Castelao – Fortaleza

Estadio Castelao, also know as Gigante da Boa Vista, will host a quarter-final match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, among other notable match ups that can be found below. Estadio Castelao has a capacity of 67,037, making it the fourth largest stadium hosting the World Cup. The stadium name honors Placifo Aderaldo Castelo, who served as the Governor of Ceara and was instrumental in getting the stadium built.

Estadio Mineirao (Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto) – Belo Horizonte

Estadio Mineirao, also know as Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto, will host the Semi-Final match at the 2014 World Cup, among other notable match ups below. The stadium was constructed in 1965, and renovated in 2012. It has a capacity of 62,160, however the largest attendance ever was in 1997 when the stadium held 132,834 people for the match between Cruzeiro and Villa Nova.

Estadio Beira Rio – Porto Alegre

Estadio Beira Rio serves at the home stadium for Sport Club Internacional, and will also host a total of five matches in the 2014 World Cup, which can be found below. The stadium holds 51,300 people, but has a record attendance of 106,554 during an exhibition between Brazil’s national team and the Rio Grande do Sul All-Stars in the 1972.

Estadio Beira Rio is in a complex that also includes a chapel, an events center, bars, stores and a parking building for 3,000 cars. During the most recent renovation of Estadio Beira Rio, the lower tier seats were moved closer to the pitch.

Arena Fonte Nova – Salvador

Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador was constructed in 2010 (opened in 2013) for the Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup. The stadium will host six games, including a Quarter-Final match, which can be found below. Arena Fonte Nova has a maximum capacity of 55,000 people. Itaipava, a brewery, holds the naming rights for the venue.

Arena Pernambuco – Recife

Arena Pernamnbuco will host a total of five matches at the 2014 World Cup (which can be found below), and has a capacity of 46,000 seats. It was built specifically to serve as the World Cup venue for the city of Recife, and construction began in 2010. Arena Pernambuco was completed in 2013. The stadium is located outside of the city in a fairly rural area, with plans to develop the area with more bars, restaurants and hotels.

Arena Pantanal – Cuiaba

Arena Panatal is a newly constructed arena specifically for the 2014 World Cup, where is will host a total of four games. It is one of the smaller World Cup venues, with a capacity of 42,968. The stadium is nicknamed “O Verdao” (The Big Green) since sustainability has been applied to every detail of the construction of the venue.

Arena da Amazonia – Manaus

Arena da Amazonia in Manaus will host a total of four matches in the 2014 World Cup, including Match 30 where the United States will face off against Portugal. The stadium was constructed specifically for the World Cup, and has a capacity of 46,000. The venue has come under criticism, as some have noted that Manaus extreme heat would hurt the quality of play.

Arena das Dunas – Natal

Arena das Dunas was constructed specifically for the 2014 World Cup, and will host a total of four matches, including Match 14 between Ghana and the United States. Arena das Dunas has a total capacity of 45,000, and was designed by leading sports architect Christopher Lee of the architect firm Populous, and was one of the most praised venues by FIFA inspectors.

Arena da Baixada – Curibita

Arena da Baixada opened in 1999, and was renovated this past year in preparation of the 2014 World Cup, which included a retractable roof. Arena da Baixada will host a total of four matches. The venue nearly lost the right to host games after renovation progress had slowed, but ultimately FIFA ruled to keep Arena da Baixada as a host stadium.

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