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Goal.com takes a look at the Estadio Fonte Nova, just one of the venues in Brazil that will showcase the stars of the 2014 World Cup

ARENA FONTE NOVA, SALVADOR
Opened: 2012
Official capacity: 56,000

The impressive stadium will host six World Cup games including one of the quarter-finals

World Cup 2014 Matches

Jun 13: Group B1 vs Group B2, 20:00
Jun 16: Group G1 vs Group G2, 17:00
Jun 20: Group E1 vs Group E3, 20:00
Jun 25: Group F2 vs Group F3, 17:00
July 1: Winner of Group H vs Runner up of Group G, round of 16, 21:00
July 5: Quarter-final, 21:00
*times in CET

Located

Salvador is located in the north-east of Brazil and is the capital of the state of Bahia.


Renovation


The stadium, which has replaced the original Fonte Nova, is a similar design to the original and is covered by a lightweight metal roof. The complex will eventually also host restaurants, shops, a football museum, hotels, a concert hall and car parks.

Completion Date

December 2012

Did You Know?

The stadium has been redesigned by the same group who overhauled Hannover's AWD-Arena in time for the 2006 World Cup held in Germany.


The stadium will be home to Bahia once the World Cup is over


The arena will also play host to football preliminaries for the 2016 Olympics


The arena is one of the biggest-capacity stadiums to be used for the event

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