Beira-Rio Stadium

Porto Alegre

The Estadio Beira-Rio (Riverside Stadium) is located in Porto Alegre beside the Guaiba River, making for a picturesque setting. It is currently undergoing an extensive redevelopment in order to be ready for the World Cup, but has suffered from a series of delays and financial issues meaning it won't be ready for use until the back end of 2013. Once completed it is expected to look visually compelling and will able to hold approximately 50,000 reinforcing its title as the largest stadium in south Brazil.

It is nicknamed "The Giant of Beira-Rio" and is set to host five matches at the tournament, including four group games and a round of 16 encounter.

Built:1969
Capacity:48,849
Record Attendance:106, 554 (1972)
Local Team:Sport Club Internacional
Pitch Dimensions:108 x 72 m

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2014 World Cup Fixtures - Estadio Beira-Rio

DateTimeTVFixtureVenue
15 Jun20:00BBCFrance 3 - 0 HondurasPort Alegre
18 Jun17:00ITVAustralia 2 - 3 NetherlandsPort Alegre
22 Jun20:00ITVSouth Korea 2 - 4 AlgeriaPort Alegre
25 Jun17:00ITVNigeria 2 - 3 ArgentinaPort Alegre
30 Jun21:00TBCGermany v AlgeriaPort Alegre

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Porto Alegre

5 things you need to know about Porto Alegre!

  1. Porto Alegre is the largest and most southern capital in Brazil.
  2. It's the home of the legendary Gaucho.
  3. The vast majority of the population is of European descent
  4. It is four hours behind BST
  5. The city became famous for being the first city that implemented participatory budgeting.

Fun Fact: Ronaldinho owns a club in the south of the city, Planet Music Hall.

Porto Alegre Climate

One of the cooler venues, can get down to around 10c in June and July. 154 feet above sea level.

Find out more about the eleven other venues used in the 2014 World Cup:

Maracana | Brasilia | Sao Paulo | Fortaleza | Belo Horizonte | Salvador | Recife | Cuiaba | Manaus | Natal | Curitiba

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Germany
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Brazil
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Spain
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France
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Belgium
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Italy
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Portugal
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