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    Default Soccers Stadiums of the Brazil 2014 World Cup

    Some real beauties....

    Brazilian Masterpiece: Stadiums of the World Cup
    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/wor...ld-cup-n128726
    The upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup is set to take place in Brazil, yet workers are still scrambling to finish construction on some of the 12 stadiums.





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      Salvador

      An aerial view of the Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador, Brazil, in Oct. 2013.

      The 2014 FIFA World Cup will take place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, yet workers are still scrambling to finish construction on five of the 12 stadiums scheduled to host matches.

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      Salvador

      Interior view of the Arena Fonte Nova stadium, which seats 51,708.

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      Recife

      The Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, on March 11. The stadium seats 42,583.

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      Natal

      The Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, on March 20.
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    The Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, on March 20.



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    Natal

    Interior of the Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, on Dec. 8, 2013. Natal is one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup 2014, staging 4 games in the tournament's group phase. The stadium has 38,958 seats.





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    Curitiba

    The Arena da Baixada stadium in the southern city of Curitiba, Brazil, on April 27. The Arena da Baixada stadium seats 38,533 and will host four matches of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup.





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    Belo Horizonte

    The Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in Oct. 2013.







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    Belo Horizonte

    Interior of the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on June 17, 2013. The arena has a capacity of 58,259.

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    Interior of the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on June 17, 2013. The arena has a capacity of 58,259.

    Davi Pinheiro / Reuters file


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    Fortaleza

    Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil, on April 13. Fortaleza is one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The stadium seats 60,348 spectators.





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    Manaus

    Arena Amazonia is seen on the day of its inauguration on March 9 in Manaus, Brazil.







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    Manaus

    An interior viewof Arena Amazonia before the Brazilian Cup match between Resende and Vasco in Manaus on April 3. The stadium will hold 39,118 soccer fans.





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    Cuiaba

    An aerial view of Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil , on April 24. The arena was built to hold 39,859.





    Tomas Faquini / Portal da Copa via AP, file


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    Brasilia

    An aerial view of the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia in Brasilia, Brazil, on Feb. 10. Also known as Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, the multi-purpose arena has seating for 69,432 spectators, making it the second largest of the stadiums hosting matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.







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    Brasilia

    The interior of the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia on June 15, 2013.





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    Porto Alegre

    A aerial view of Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on March 17. The stadium's capacity is 42,991.





    Paulo Whitaker / Reuters file


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    Sao Paulo

    Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 8. Sao Paulo will be hosting the FIFA 2014 World Cup inaugural match on June 12.







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    Sao Paulo

    The interior of Arena de Sao Paulo, built to hold 61,606 soccer fans.





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    Rio de Janeiro

    An aerial view Estadio Do Maracana during a sunset on June 8 in Rio de Janeiro. The stadium, also known as Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho, seats 74,689 and will host the World Cup Final match on July 13.

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    "El Maracanã" is in many ways held as a Soccer cathederal akin to Fenway Park , Wrigley Field and the Original Yankee Stadium. Held 200K fans one time.....

    A Brief History of Brazil's Most Treasured World Cup Stadium

    http://www.citylab.com/design/2014/0...tadium/372787/
    Estádio do Maracanã, unlike some other stadiums around Brazil, is currently problem-free. But that wasn't always the case.

    Érica Ramalho/Governo do Rio de Janeiro The Estádio do Maracanã, free from the construction delays in São Paulo and deplorable field conditions in Manaus, is one of the five Brazilian stadiums that was renovated in time for the 2014 World Cup. On Sunday, it hosted its first match of the FIFA tournament, (Argentina defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1), and it'll host the most (seven) matches of any of the 12 stadiums in use, including the championship game.
    The last World Cup final at the Maracanã, held in 1950, still haunts Brazilian soccer fans to this day. With 199,854 in attendance and only a draw needed to win the tournament, Brazil's national team lost unexpectedly to Uruguay; an event remembered as the "Maracanazo."

    While the stadium is comfortably ready for this year's World Cup, it has seen its share of problems over the years.
    After political infighting over the cost and the location of a new stadium, construction started on the Maracanã in August 1948. By June, 1950, the start of that year's World Cup, it was still a work zone.
    Despite its yet-to-be finished bathrooms and press areas, FIFA had little choice but to give the stadium its blessing for the tournament. Only in 1965 was the stadium officially complete.
    In 1992, an upper stand collapsed, killing three people and injuring 50. But after years of hosting events like a Frank Sinatra concert, a Papal visit and the match where Pele scored his 1,000th career goal, the building was classified as a national landmark in 1998.


    Estádio do Maracanã in 2003. (Wikimedia Commons/Peter and Jackie Main)



    Maracanã after last year's renovation. (Governo do Rio de Janeiro) Last year, its most recent renovation effort barely finished in time for the 2013 Confederations Cup. With workers scrambling to get the stadium ready, a friendly match just before the tournament last June was originally called off due to safety concerns. But after an appeal by Rio de Janeiro's city government, the game ended up being played as scheduled.
    Now, Maracanã seats only 73,531, but it remains the country's largest soccer stadium. Visually, it's as good as new.
    The original, two-tier seating bowl is gone, replaced with a one-tier design. Combined with the green grass on the pitch, the yellow, blue, and white that speckle Maracanã's new seats reflect the flag of Brazil. Designed by the German firm Schlaich Bergermann und Partner (sbp), Maracanã is now topped off with a new, white, Teflon roof that covers 95 percent of the stadium's seating area.
    On top of a heavy World Cup schedule, Estádio do Maracanã will be hosting the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics. With a new look, Brazil's most historic stadium should have plenty more history in front of it.

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