World Cup 2014: Arena Da Baixada Stadium
Stadium name: Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes
Location: Natal, Brazil
Opened: June 24, 1999 – Renovated 2014
Home To: Atletico Paranaense
Cost: 220 million real – $95 million
Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes, better known as the Arena da Baixada, was opened in 1999. In 2009 it was selected as one of the host venues for the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches. The venue is the home stadium of Atlético Paranaense and will host four group matches. The result of renovation are several improvements in facilities and increased capacity from 30,000 to 43,900 due to the addition of extra seats parallel to the pitch. After a complete redevelopment the stadiums has been considered one of Brazil’s most modern and best-appointed stadiums.
2014 World Cup Fixtures – Arena Da Baixada, Curitiba
|Match||Date / Time||Stage||Results|
|12||16 June / 16:00||Group F||Iran vs Nigeria|
|26||20 June / 19:00||Group E||Honduras vs Ecuador|
|35||23 June / 13:00||Group B||Australia vs Spain|
|48||26 June / 17:00||Group H||Algeria vs Russia|
Host City: Curitiba, Brazil
The capital city of the Brazilian state of Parana is the principal economic, cultural and political center in South American continent. A number of European migrants from Ukraine, Poland, Italy and Germany contributed to the city’s economic and cultural development. The main tourist destinations are Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Rua das Flores/Street, Rua 24 Horas, Guaíra Theatre, Federal University of Parana etc. One of the Brazilian city’s most popular attraction is the Botanical Garden of Curitiba surprising with its colorful flowers, ponds, paths, and art nouveau greenhouse creating a sweet-smelling fairyland.