Manaus - Arena Amazonia
The Arena Amazonia is one of 12 stadiums being used for the upcoming 2014 World Cup. The venue is located in Manaus in the northwestern part of Brazil and has been built on the current site of the Vivaldão stadium, which was knocked down in 2010. The all-seater stadium has a capacity of 46,000 and is scheduled to host four group stage matches at next summer's tournament.
The city is situated at the heart of the Amazon rainforest, meaning a sustainable stadium project has been at the heart of the design for the new venue. For example the stadium will have a fixed steel rooftop cover which will serve as a large gutter that drains the tropical rain water, which will then be used for the toilets and to water the pitch.
2014 World Cup Fixtures - Arena Amazonia
|14 Jun||23:00||BBC||England 1 - 2 Italy||Manaus|
|18 Jun||23:00||ITV||Cameroon 0 - 4 Croatia||Manaus|
|22 Jun||23:00||BBC||United States 2 - 2 Portugal||Manaus|
|25 Jun||21:00||BBC||Honduras 0 - 3 Switzerland||Manaus|
5 things you need to know about Manaus!
- Manaus was founded in 1689
- It is situated at the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
- It has an annual temperature average of 28ºC.
- Hosts the world's largest samba festival in October.
- Manaus means "Mother of the Gods".
Fun Fact: Home to one of the most endangered primates in Brazil, the Pied Tamarin.
Tropically hot with thunderstorms common. Highs around the 30c mark, with a 40% chance of thunder. Humidity a very difficult 80%. 236 feet above sea level.
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