Curitiba - Arena Da Baixada
Curitiba, in the southern region of Brazil, is home to the Arena da Baixada which is one of the host venues for the 2014 World Cup. The stadium opened its doors in 1914, however it was renovated in 1999, making it one of the most modern stadiums in the country. Its capacity used to stand at 32,864 but it will be upgraded to 44,00 for the World Cup. The stadium will host four Group Stages matches next summer.
|Capacity:||44,000 for Brazil|
|Local Team:||Atlético Paranaense|
2014 World Cup Fixtures - Arena da Baixada
|16 Jun||20:00||BBC||Iran 0 - 0 Nigeria||Curitiba|
|20 Jun||23:00||ITV||Honduras 1 - 2 Ecuador||Curitiba|
|23 Jun||17:00||ITV||Australia 0 - 3 Spain||Curitiba|
|26 Jun||21:00||ITV||Algeria 1 - 1 Russia||Curitiba|
5 things you need to know about Curitiba!
- Curitiba is the largest city in the south of Brazil.
- It was the capital city of Brazil for 4 days in 1969.
- It is elevated 60 miles above sea level.
- Curitiba means pine nut.
- It is four hours behind BST.
Fun Fact: Curitiba is twinned with Suwon in South Korea, which hosted the Brazil's 5-2 win over Costa Rica in the 2002 World Cup.
One of the cooler venues, with temperatures peaking around the 20c mark with chance of rain. 3,018 feet above sea level.
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