Goal.com takes a look at the Arena Pantanal, just one of the venues in Brazil that will showcase the stars of the 2014 World Cup
ARENA PANTANAL, CUIABA
Official capacity: 42,698
World Cup 2014 Matches
Jun 13: Group B3 vs Group B4, 23:00
Jun 17: Group H3 vs Group H4, 23:00
Jun 21: Group F4 vs Group F2, 23:00
Jun 24: Group C4 vs Group C1, 21:00
*times in CET
The arena is located only two kilometres west of Cuiaba's city centre.
Substituting the Verdao Stadium, the Arena Pantanal is a purpose-built stadium for the 2014 World Cup. Wood used to build the stadium has come from certified sources, while a clear emphasis has been placed on the importance of recycling leading to the arena being titled 'The Big Green' by locals.
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Once the World Cup is over, the stadium's capacity will be reduced to 28,000 and will be mainly used for exhibitions and trade fairs, although local club Mixto could make the arena their home ground.