The Stadium Tour!

Arena da Baixada, Curitiba 

Ever since renovation works were completed in June 1999, the historic Estadio Joaquim Americo – better known as the Arena da Baixada – has been considered one of Brazil’s most modern and best-appointed stadiums. 

It came as no surprise, therefore, that the home ground of Atletico Paranaense, which was originally constructed back in 1914, was among those venues chosen to host games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

Prior to welcoming the global showpiece, however, the Curitiba stadium underwent another set of renovation works.  

Included in this process are a series of improvements in facilities and the addition of rows of extra seats parallel to the pitch.  

This will result in an increased capacity of 38,533, with the stadium set to welcome four matches at Brazil 2014. This will include games featuring Nigeria, Honduras and Spain.


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