Arena Fonte Nova

The Arena Fonte Nova is a newly constructed stadium located in the city of Salvador in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The 55,000 capacity stadium will host six matches during the 2014 Football World Cup, including a Round of 16 fixture and a quarter-final.

Construction and history

The Arena Fonte Nova was purpose-built for the 2014 Football World Cup, and was designed by the same architects who were responsible for the replacement of the Hanover Stadium in Germany. The project involved the demotion of the old stadium that had stood in the same location.

The Arena Fonte Nova has had a few birthing pains since its inauguration. The stadium roof collapsed in May after torrential rain, and the stadium was not fully completed when it hosted its first football fixture.

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