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World Cup 2014 Stadium Profile: Estadio Nacional

World Cup 2014 Stadium Profile: Estadio Nacional

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

ESTADIO NACIONAL, BRASILIA
Opened: 1974
Official capacity: 70,064
Highest attendance: 51,000
Gama v Londrina, 1998


The stadium includes a unique metal roof which covers all fans

World Cup 2014 Matches


Jun 15: Group E1 vs Group E2, 17:00
Jun 19: Group C1 vs Group C3, 17:00
Jun 23: Group A4 vs Group A1, 21:00
Jun 26: Group G2 vs Group G3, 17:00
Jun 30: Winner of Group E vs Runner up of Group F, round of 16, 17:00
Jul 05: Quarter-final, 17:00
Jul 12: Third-place play-off, 21:00
*times in CET

Located

The stadium is located in Brazil's capital city, Brasilia.


Renovation


Estadio Mane Garrincha has been all but demolished to make way for the stadium. Renovations will almost double the stadium's capacity to over 70,000 and build a new facade, metal roof and stands, as well as a lowered pitch enabling unobstructed views from every seat.

Completion Date

December 2012

Famous Matches

Corinthians 2-1 CEUB (10/3/1974)
Saad 1-1 Botucatu (8/12/2007)

Did You Know?

The stadium will also host some matches for the 2016 Olympic football tournament, with the next Games being held in Brazil. It will also be used to facilitate concerts and cultural events after the World Cup and will be the second-largest ground at the tournament.


The stadium was originally named after the legendary Brazil star Garrincha


Estadio Nacional will play host to the third-place play-off at the World Cup


Corinthians' Vaguinho scored the first goal in the ground when it opened in 1974

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