Other Major Stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Tatiana Omegna

Other Major Stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

If you're looking to do something different for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil, take the chance to enjoy other destinations outside of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, far from the large cities in the northeast of Brazil.

In addition to watching soccer games, you can explore the south of Brazil during your visit and discover cities such as Porto Alegre, where you'll find Estadio Beira-Rio, or Curitiba, which is home to the modern stadium Arena da Baixada.

If you want to explore the natural beauty of Brazil between matches, one of the better options is to watch games at Arena Amazonia in Manaus, or Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. Both cities are just minutes away from stunning examples of nature at its finest. Another option is in the city of Belo Horizonte, where you can enjoy some of the best cuisine in Brazil and watch soccer matches in a beautiful stadium.

Estadio Beira-Rio

Estadio Beira-RioThe modernization of the Beira-Rio stadium project in Porto Alegre included a major upgrade in the form of a giant roof to protect the fans and access to the stadium gates. After the renovation, the Beira-Rio now has a maximum capacity of 50,287 spectators and will host five games of the World Cup, including one of the quarter finals.

If you're looking for a hotel close to the stadium, we recommend the Blue Tree Millenium Porto Alegre and InterCity Premium Porto Alegre.

Arena da Baixada

Arena da BaixadaLocated in Curitiba, the stadium Arena da Baixada stands out as one of the most modern stages for the World Cup. Featuring a maximum capacity of 40,000 people, it will host four games during the tournament. Nearby the stadium you'll be able to find a number of great hotels, including the Four Points by Sheraton Curitiba, Mercure Curitiba Batel and Radisson Hotel Curitiba.

Arena Amazonia

Arena AmazoniaInspired by the Amazon Rainforest, the Arena Amazonia stadium in Manaus is a construction designed in the shape of a straw basket, typical of the region. The entire renovation project was completed respecting environmental guidelines and the result was the rejuvenation of an important structure for the area, as well as the preservation of the diversity that the Amazon Rainforest is famous for.

Hotels near the stadium include the sophisticated Caesar Business Manaus Amazonas. After the tournament, the structure will be used to host cultural activities and major events in the region.

Arena Pantanal

Arena PantanalConstructed specifically for the World Cup, the Arena Pantal stadium in Cuiaba has a maximum capacity of 42,968 fans and will host four matches. The structure features a modern design that can be downsized after the tournament.

If you want to visit this wonderful Brazilian destination after watching the games, we recommend you stay at one of the hotels within easy reach of the area, such as Intercity Premium Cuiaba and Golden Tulip Pantanal.

Estadio Mineirao

Estadio MineraoThe famous Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte can hold up to 57,483 spectators and has been completely renovated to play host to six games at the tournament, including one of the semifinals. If you're looking to see the games held at this impressive arena, we recommend you stay at the Bristol Jaragua Hotel or the Bristol Pampulha Lieu, both of which are just minutes away from the stadium.


Written by Tatiana Omegna