Recife, in Pernambuco, Brazil, is undoubtedly a city full of love for beautiful football. It is the hometown of three historically famous Brazilian football clubs: Recife Nautico, Santa Cruz, and Recife Sports. The city hosted a match of the 1950 World Cup in Brazil. In 2013, a brand new stadium, the Arena Pernambuco, was built for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Arena Pernambuco, for sponsorship reasons, is called Itaipava Arena Pernambuco. It is located in the metropolitan area of Recife, with restaurants, shopping centers, and cinemas, 19 kilometers away from Recife Airport. The region's economic development lags, so Arena Pernambuco is seen as a catalyst for Greater Recife's push forward.
In October 2011, an agreement was reached with the Recife Nautical Club; the Arena Pernambuco has become its home stadium. Construction of the stadium started in October 2010 and got completed in May 2013. The Arena Pernambuco officially opened on 22 May 2013 with a friendly match between Nautico and Portuguese side Sporting CP. Let's find out more interesting facts about the Arena Pernambuco.
Arena Pernambuco Size And Structure
The Arena Pernambuco started construction in October 2010, with a construction period of 30 months, and was finally delivered in May 2013. It is one of the six venues for the 2013 Confederations Cup and hosted six games of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Odebrecht Infraestrutura did construction of the Pernambuco Arena. The stadium cost about 500 million reais. The stadium's appearance looks like the white crocheted fabric unique to the Northeast, which is very beautiful.
It is also a green arena. The Pernambuco Arena uses a solar power generation system provided by a Chinese company. It is the first photovoltaic power station in Pernambuco, Brazil. % of electricity demand. When the stadium is closed, the electricity generated by the project will be integrated into the local grid. The stadium has effective waste management systems, rainwater collecting, and solar power utilization. For the inside, red seating is said to be an homage to the entire state's largest teams, Nautico, Sport, and Santa Cruz.
Arena Pernambuco Capacity
The Arena Pernambuco has an official capacity of 44,300, and its maximum capacity is 46,154. Under the cladding and seats are six floors of space that may be used for various purposes, with 800 covered parking spots covering some of the areas. Outside, there are also over 4,700 uncovered parking spaces nearby.
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During the 2014 World Cup, the Arena Pernambuco was scheduled to host four first-round group matches and the round of 16 matches between Costa Rica and Greece. Today, the area around Arena Pernambuco continues to expand and become a large leisure and entertainment area, including a university campus, hotel, conference center, commercial and residential units, etc. Arena Pernambuco is designed to be a multipurpose arena since it can host various events, such as concerts, festivals, conferences, and trade shows, as well as sporting events. Football venue is the first phase, while others will follow until 2024, covering 240 hectares.