14Jun/14

The Stadiums Tour!

Brazil has built, redeveloped and improved the 12 stadiums which will host the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Here, as the competition gets underway Sure Maritime Travel takes a tour of the venues which will welcome nearly three million fans over the coming weeks.

 Arena Amazonia, Manaus

 Though not a traditional hotbed of Brazilian football, Manaus is sure to be popular with fans attending the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil,  thanks to the unique character of the Arena Amazonia, formerly the Estadio Vivaldao.

 The city is situated at the heart of the Amazon rainforest, the largest tropical rainforest in the world and the inspiration for the refurbished stadium, which will be enclosed by a metal structure designed to resemble a straw basket, a product the region is famous for. 

 This sustainable stadium project will provide an important legacy for the region and play its part in helping to preserve the diversity of the Amazonian rainforest.

 For example, rainwater will be collected for its subsequent use in toilets or to water the pitch, while the region’s abundant supply of sunshine will be harnessed to generate clean and renewable energy.

Plant screens will also be created to keep energy costs down and, above all, to control temperatures inside the stadiums. 

As well as seating for 39,118 spectators, the Arena Amazonia will feature restaurants and underground parking and will be served by dedicated bus and monorail services.

The venue for four group-phase matches at Brazil 2014 – including visits from England, Italy and Croatia – the stadium will continue to attract tourists after the tournament by hosting concerts and cultural events.



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