Venue Guide: Arena Corinthians Stadium, Sao Paulo

World Cup 2014: Arena Corinthians Stadium

Arena Corinthians Stadium
Stadium name: Arena Corinthians
Location: Sao Paulo
Capacity: 65,807
Opened: 2014
Owner: Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
Field Dimensions: 105 by 68 metres
Construction cost: 820 million reals – $370

The stadium, that belongs to one of the three famous clubs of this place Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, is located in one of the most important business and financial areas of Brazil, Sao Paulo. To qualify for the opening match Fifa requires a minimum capacity of 65,000 about 20,000 temporary seats will be added to the stadium.  After the tournament temporary seats will be removed and it will have original capacity of 48,000 seats. The stadium has been chosen to host the Opening Match of 2014 World Cup Brazil , three other group matches, round of 16, and semi-final.

2014 World Cup Fixtures – Arena de Sao Paulo

Match Date / Time Stage Results
1 12 June / 17:00 Group A Brazil vs Croatia
23 19 June / 16:00 Group D Uruguay vs England
36 23 June / 13:00 Group B Netherlands vs Chile
47 26 June / 17:00 Group H South Korea vs Belgium
55 01 July / 13:00 Round of 16 1F Argentina 1 – 0 Switzerland 2E
62 09 July / 17:00 Semi-finals W59 Netherlands vs Argentina W60

Host City: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo is the largest metropolis in the southern hemisphere. Being the capital of the Brazilian most populous state Sao Paulo, the city has strong regional and international influence in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment. Metropolis is also known for its unreliable weather and called “Cidade da Garoa” (City of Drizzle) because of the almost incessant rain that falls there. The cuisine and art one of the most important business and financial hubs are as multinational as its diverse population of 11 million inhabitants. Sao Paulo is famous for its nightlife and offers approximately 13,000 restaurants, 15,000 bars and nightclubs, decorated in very different styles for local residents and visitors of various nationalities. The most popular must-visit places here are Sao Paulo Museum of Art, Musea Paulista, Image and Sound Museum, Hopi Hari, Theatro Municipal, Oca do Ibirapuera, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Pico do Jaragua etc. The Arena Corinthians is located in the east of the city in the Itaquera area at about 18 kilometres from city’s centre.