The Arena de Sao Paulo is located in the Itaquera area of Sao Paulo. It is currently being constructed for the 2014 World Cup at a staggering cost of £50m - making it the most expensive renovation - and will replace the Pacaembu Stadium as the home stadium of local side Corinthians. The stadium is set to have a capacity of 68,000 for the tournament, which will be reduced to 48,000 after. The entire eastern wall of the arena will boast the world's largest 3D HD screen, which will no doubt make for spectacular viewing for those at the stadium.
There have been some well publicised delays with the Arena de Sao Paulo, leading to governing body, FIFA, threatening to strip it from hosting any World Cup matches. At the moment the stadium is scheduled to host six games including the opening game (featuring Brazil) and a semi-final.
|Capacity:||64,000 for World Cup (48,00 normally)|
2014 World Cup Fixtures - Arena de Sao Paulo
|12 Jun||21:00||ITV||Brazil 3 - 1 Croatia||Sao Paulo|
|19 Jun||20:00||BBC||Uruguay 2 - 1 England||Sao Paulo|
|23 Jun||17:00||ITV||Netherlands 2 - 0 Chile||Sao Paulo|
|26 Jun||21:00||ITV||South Korea 0 - 1 Belgium||Sao Paulo|
|01 Jul||17:00||TBC||Argentina v Switzerland||Sao Paulo|
5 things you need to know about Sao Paulo!
- Sao Paulo is the biggest city in the country and third largest in the world.
- The population is a whopping 11.32 million.
- It is home to football rivals Corinthians, Palmeiras and São Paulo.
- Sao Paulo is 4 hours behind BST.
- The city contains a plethora of parks (more than 30) with over 15 million square meters of green space.
Fun Fact: Sao Paulo is home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan!
Sao Paulo Climate
There'll be highs of around 20c and lows of 13c, with a 30% chance of rain during June July. 2,598 feet above sea level.
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