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

ESTADIO BEIRA-RIO, PORTO ALEGRE
Opened: 1969
Official capacity: 50,287
Highest attendance: 106,554
Rio Grande XI v Brazil, Jun 1972


The Estadio Beira-Rio is the fourth oldest stadium set to be used at the 2014 World Cup

World Cup 2014 Matches

Jun 15: Group E3 vs Group E4, 17:00
Jun 18: Group B4 vs Group B2, 17:00
Jun 22: Group H4 vs Group H2, 17:00
Jun 25: Group F4 vs Group F1, 17:00
Jun 30: Winner of Group G vs Runner up of Group H, round of 16, 21:00
*times in CET

Located

The Estadio Beira-Rio is located in Porto Alegre next to the Guaiba River.

Porto Alegre is located in the south of Brazil and is the capital of Rio Grande do Sul

Renovation


The ground is currently undergoing extensive modernisation ahead of World Cup 2014 with the stadium's owners, Internacional, funding the renovation. The main feature of the project is the installation of an innovative metal roof to cover stands, turnstile areas and ramps.

Completion Date

December 2013

Famous Matches

Libertadores Cup Finals:
Atletico-PR 1-1 Sao Paulo (6/7/2005)
Internacional  2-2 Sao Paulo (16/8/2006)
Internacional 3-2 Chivas Guadalajara (18/8/2010)
Internacional 0-0 Nacional (30/7/1980)

Did You Know?

The stadium originally took over 10 years to build with the Inter fans playing a pivotal role in its construction by donating building materials such as bricks, cement and iron.


The Estadio Beira-Rio is the fourth oldest stadium set to be used at the 2014 World Cup


The stadium is set for a spectacular opening when renovations are complete


Supporters of Internacional will benefit heavily from the restoration of the stadium

The extensive modernisation of the stadium also includes a training complex

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