Venue Guide: Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba

World Cup 2014: Arena Pantanal Stadium

Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba

Stadium name: Arena Multiuso Governador Jose Fragelli
Location: Cuiaba, Brazil
Capacity: 42,968
Opened: 2014
Home To: Cuiaba EC and Mixto EC
Cost: 520 million reals – $240 million

Arena Pantanal stadium is located in Cuiaba, the capital of Mato Grosso state in Brazil. This new multi-use stadium will host four group matches. The site’s air and soil quality, the lush green surroundings have given the stadium its nickname “The Big Green” or “O Verdao.” After the World Cup finals the stadium will be scaled down and used for a variety of different uses including business conventions and events hosted alongside sport. Local clubs Mixto and Operario may take advantage of the new venue.

2014 World Cup Fixtures – Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba

Match Date / Time Stage Results
4 13 June / 18:00 Group B Chile vs Australia
16 17 June / 18:00 Group H Russia vs South Korea
28 21 June / 18:00 Group F Nigeria vs Bosnia – Herzegovina
37 24 June / 16:00 Group C Japan vs Colombia

Host City: Cuiaba, Brazil

Located in the exact centre of South America an 2,000 km from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Cuiaba is the capital city of Mato Grosso state. It is home to very rich local culture based on Portuguese, African and Amerindian influences. This one of the most significant South Brazilian city is perfect location for tourists and also known as the Southern gate to the Amazon. The city is standing in a transition zone between three of Brazil’s most important and characteristic ecosystems: Amazonia, Cerrado and Pantanal and famous for being one of the country’s hottest metropolises.