The Stadiums Of The World Cup

A tour of the venues that will host the 64 matches of World Cup 2014, along with Google's new street view of all 12 stadiums

We here at The18 have taken a critical look at Brazil’s preparation for the World Cup, especially when it comes to stadium infrastructure. It’s necessary to say that the Itaquerao, the stadium hosting the opening match between Brazil and Croatia, is still not finished. But, for the moment, let's put those worries aside and look at the 12 stadiums that will host the 2014 World Cup's 64 matches. They are a great looking group of stadiums and Google just launched spectacular street view imagery of all 12 stadiums, which we think is pretty cool. You can walk on the field, and even walk outside the stadium without needing riot protection! Jokes aside, here are your 2014 FIFA World Cup Stadiums: 

Estádio do Maracanã - Rio de Janeiro

Maracana(Photo: Designing Buildings Wiki)

(Photo: Designing Buildings Wiki)

Capacity: 74,689 

Average Temperature: 78º

Games:
  • Argentina vs Bosnia-Herzegovina  
  • Spain vs Chile
  • Belgium vs Russia
  • Ecuador vs France
  • Round of 16 – 1C v 2D
  • Quarter-final – W53 v W54
  • Final – W61 v W62 

Estádio Nacional - Brasilia

estadio nacional(Photo: StadiumBD.com)

(Photo: StadiumBD.com)

Capacity: 69,432

Average Temperature: 79º

Games: 
  • Switzerland vs Ecuador
  • Colombia vs Ivory Coast
  • Cameroon vs Brazil
  • Portugal vs Ghana
  • Round of 16 – 1E v 2F
  • Quarter-final – W55 v W56
  • Third place – L61 v L62

 Arena de São Paulo, Itaquerao - São Paulo

sao paulo(Photo: Pinterest) 

(Photo: Pinterest) 

Capacity: 61,606

Average Temperature: 73º

Games: 
  • Brazil v Croatia (opening match)
  • Uruguay vs England
  • Netherlands vs Chile
  • Korea Republic vs Belgium
  • Round of 16 – 1F v 2E
  • Semi-final – W59 v W60

Estádio Castelão - Fortaleza 

castelo(Photo: @solofutbol | Twitter) 

(Photo: @solofutbol | Twitter) 

Capacity: 60,348

Average Temperature: 86º

Games: 

  •  Uruguay vs Costa Rica
  • Brazil vs Mexico
  • Germany vs Ghana
  • Greece vs Ivory Coast
  • Round of 16 – 1B v 2A
  • Quarter-final – W49 v W50

Estádio Mineirão - Belo Horizonte 

belo horizonte(Photo: Inhabitat)

(Photo: Inhabitat)

Capacity: 58,259

Average Temperature: 76º

Games: 

  • Colombia vs Greece
  • Belgium vs Algeria
  • Argentina vs Iran
  • Costa Rica vs England
  • Round of 16 – 1A v 2B
  • Semi-final – W57 v W58

Estádio Beira-Rio - Porto Alegre 

beira-rio(Photo: @RSBR_ROL | Twitter)

(Photo: @RSBR_ROL | Twitter)

Capacity: 42,991

Average Temperature: 70º

Games:
  • France vs Honduras
  • Australia vs Netherlands
  • Korea Republic vs Algeria
  • Nigeria vs Argentina
  • Round of 16 – 1G v 2H 

Arena Fonte Nova - Salvador 

arena fonta nova(Photo: @Yardofgrass | Twitter)

(Photo: @Yardofgrass | Twitter)

Capacity: 51,708

Average Temperature: 83º

Games:
  • Spain vs Netherlands
  • Germany vs Portugal
  • Switzerland vs France
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Iran
  • Round of 16 – 1H v 2G
  • Quarter-final – W51 v W52 

Arena Pernambuco - Recife 

arena pernambuco(Photo: @juanchoaragon | Twitter)

(Photo: @juanchoaragon | Twitter)

Capacity: 42,583

Average Temperature: 85º

Games: 
  • Ivory Coast vs Japan
  • Italy vs Costa Rica
  • Croatia vs Mexico
  • USA vs Germany
  • Round of 16 – 1F v 2E 

Arena Pantanal - Cuiabá 

arena pantanal(Photo: StadiumDB.com)

(Photo: StadiumDB.com)

Capacity: 39,859

Average Temperature: 88º

Games:
  • Chile vs Australia
  • Russia vs Korea Republic
  • Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Japan vs Colombia

Arena da Amazonia - Manaus

arena da amazonia(Photo: Amazonas Atual)

(Photo: Amazonas Atual)

Capacity: 39,118

Average Temperature: 90º

Games: 
  • England vs Italy
  • Cameroon vs Croatia
  • USA vs Portugal
  • Honduras vs Switzerland

Arena das Dunas - Natal 

area das dunas(Photo: @vaguthmu | Twitter)

(Photo: @vaguthmu | Twitter)

Capacity: 38,958

Average Temperature: 85º

Games: 
  • Mexico vs Cameroon
  • Ghana vs USA
  • Japan vs Greece
  • Italy vs Uruguay  

Arena da Baixada - Curitiba 

area da baizada(Photo: @Soyfan10 | Twitter)

(Photo: @Soyfan10 | Twitter)

Capacity: 38,533 

Average Temperature: 69º

Games: 

  • Iran vs Nigeria
  • Honduras vs Ecuador
  • Australia vs Spain
  • Algeria vs Russia

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