Arena Pernambuco

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Arena Pernambuco
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Arena Cidade da Copa
Location São Lourenço da Mata, Pernambuco, Brazil
Coordinates 8° 2′ 24″ S, 35° 0′ 29″ W
Capacity 44,300[1]
Field size 105 x 68 m
Built October 2010 to April 2013
Opened May 22, 2013
Construction cost R$ 500 million [2]
US$ 226 million
EU€ 166 million

Arena Pernambuco (Portuguese: Arena de Pernambuco) is a multi-use stadium in the western suburbs of the Recife metropolitan area, in São Lourenço da Mata, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and was used to host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has a capacity of 44,300 spectators. In 2012 Clube Náutico Capibaribe, one of three professional football clubs in the Recife metro area, signed into agreement to become part owners of the new stadium. Beginning in July 2013, Clube Náutico Capibaribe will play all of their home games at Itaipava Arena Pernambuco. The stadium was previously known as Itaipava Arena Pernambuco under a sponsorship arrangement with brewing company Grupo Petrópolis between 2013 and 2016.[3]


Construction of the new stadium was done by Odebrecht Infraestrutura and is being completed in various stages. When fully finished the area around Arena Pernambuco will include a university campus, indoor arena, hotel and convention center, plus commercial, business and residential units and a large entertainment complex with shopping centers, cinemas, bars and restaurants.

A "Green" arena: Odebrecht Energia, in partnership with Neoenergia, is implementing a solar power plant in Pernambuco Arena. With an investment of about $13 million, the solar plant will generate 1 MW of installed capacity and is part of a program of research and development of solar power in the country. When not filling the stadium, the energy generated by the plant will be able to meet the average consumption of 6,000 people.

Panorama stadium in interior

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 16, 2013 19:00  Spain 2–1  Uruguay Group B 41,705
June 19, 2013 19:00  Italy 4–3  Japan Group A 40,489
June 23, 2013 16:00  Uruguay 8–0  Tahiti Group B 22,047

2014 FIFA World Cup

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 14, 2014 22:00  Ivory Coast 2–1  Japan Group C 40,267
June 20, 2014 13:00  Italy 0–1  Costa Rica Group D 40,285
June 23, 2014 17:00  Croatia 1–3  Mexico Group A 41,212
June 26, 2014 13:00  United States 0–1  Germany Group G 41,876
June 29, 2014 17:00  Costa Rica 1–1 (a.e.t.) (Penalties: 5–3)  Greece Round of 16 41,242

In popular culture

  • EA Sports added all 12 venues used at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, including the Arena Pernambuco, to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil video game.
  • The Arena Pernambuco is featured on "You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee", the sixteenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 546th episode of the series. Homer Simpson acts as a FIFA World Cup 2014 referee on a game played at Arena Pernambuco.


  1. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). January 18, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup". Washington Post. May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014. This is the second-most expensive football stadium in the world. The original budget was US$226 million.
  3. ^ "Grupo Petrópolis espera crescer até 4% com ajuda do Nordeste". Jornal do Commercio. Universo Online. October 12, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2018.

External links

  • Official website
  • Stadium Guide Profile

Coordinates: 8°02′25.9″S 35°00′29.7″W / 8.040528°S 35.008250°W / -8.040528; -35.008250

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