Stadium guide

The Maracana stadium also host the final of the 2014 World Cup.

The Maracana stadium also host the final of the 2014 World Cup. - Credit: Archant

A short guide to the 12 venues which will host the World Cup in Brazil.

• Arena da Amazonia

Location: Manaus

First opened: 1970


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Altitude: 72m

Seats: 39,573

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Time zone: GMT -4hrs

Distance from Rio: 2,659m

Top matches: Group, England v Italy

• Arena Pantanal

Location: Cuiaba

First opened: New build

Altitude: 165m

Seats: 39,553

Time zone: GMT -4hrs

Distance from Rio: 1,201m

Top matches: Group matches

• Estadio Nacional

Location: Brasilia

First opened: 1974

Altitude: 1,172m

Seats: 65,702

Time zone: GMT -3hrs

Distance from Rio: 724m

Top matches: Third-place play-off

• Arena de Sao Paulo

Location: Sao Paulo

First opened: New build

Altitude: 792m

Seats: 59,955

Time zone: GMT -3hrs

Distance from Rio: 269m

Top matches: Uruguay v England; semi-final

• Arena de Baixada

Location: Curitiba

First opened: 194

Altitude: 920m

Seats: 37,634

Time zone: GMT -3hrs

Distance from Rio: 523m

Top matches: Group matches

• Estadio Beira-Rio

Location: Porto Alegre

Opened: 1969

Altitude: 47m

Seats: 42,153

Time zone: GMT -3hrs

Distance from Rio: 982m

Top matches: Group and second round

• Arena Castelao

Location: Fortaleza

Opened: 1973

Altitude: Sea level

Seats: 57,747

Time zone: GMT -3hrs

Distance from Rio: 1,617m

Top matches: One quarter-final

• Arena das Dunas

Location: Natal

Opened: December, 2013

Altitude: 45m

Seats: 39,304

Time zone: GMT -3hrs

Distance from Rio: 1,612

Top matches: Group matches

• Arena Pernambuco

Location: Recife

Opened: May, 2013

Altitude: Sea level

Seats: 40,604

Time zone: GMT -3hrs

Distance from Rio: 1,426

Top matches: Group and one second round

• Arena Fonte Nova

Location: Salvador

Opened: 1951

Altitude: Sea level

Seats: 49,280

Time zone: GMT -3hrs

Distance from Rio: 1,008m

Top matches: One quarter-final

• Mineirao

Location: Belo Horizonte

Opened: 1965

Altitude: 800m

Seats: 56,091

Time zone: GMT -3hrs

Distance from Rio: 278m

Top matches: Costa Rica v England; semi-final

• Maracana

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Opened: 1950

Altitude: Sea level

Seats: 71,159

Time zone: GMT -3hrs

Distance from Rio: N/A

Top matches: Quarter-final and final

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