Cuiaba - Arena Pantanal
The Arena Pantanal is located in Cuiaba, the capital of Mata Grosso, and has been created especially for the World Cup. The snazzy stadium, which contains a capacity of 42,500, is set to host four matches. The capacity will be reduced after the tournament and the stadium will most likely be used by local clubs Mixto and Operario.
The stadium is unique in the fact that it contains plants and trees in four corners, which reflects the sustainability approach the stadium has taken.
2014 World Cup Fixtures - Arena Pantanal
|13 Jun||23:00||ITV||Chile 3 - 1 Australia||Cuiaba|
|17 Jun||23:00||BBC||Russia 1 - 1 South Korea||Cuiaba|
|21 Jun||23:00||BBC||Nigeria 1 - 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina||Cuiaba|
|24 Jun||21:00||BBC||Japan 1 - 4 Colombia||Cuiaba|
5 things you need to know about Cuiaba!
- Known as the 'Southern gate to the Amazon'.
- It is also known as the 'Green City'
- The city was founded in 1719.
- Cuiaba experiences a hot humid tropical climate
- It is located in the exact centre of South America.
Fun Fact: Famed for its scorching climate!
Very hot, with daily highs of over 30c in June and July. Humidity in the 60-70% range and 541 feet above sea level.
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