Arena da Amazonia is situated in the city of Manaus, which is famous for the confluence of two rivers – Negro and Solimoes. Despite not being a traditional footballing attraction, Manaus is bound to attract a lot of crowd mainly due to it being in the center of the Amazon rain-forest.
Manaus is also the home of several of Brazil`s football clubs like Sao Raimundo Esporte Clube, Atletico Rio Negro Clube, Nacional Fast Club and America Futebol Clube.
This stadium can accommodate 44,000 fans and it came into the spotlight for not being constructed on time. Even England manager Roy Hodgson had apprehensions about playing their matches at this venue as it is far from England`s base camp in Rio De Janeiro. Arena da Amazonia will host 4 matches of the 2014 World Cup.
Following is the list of matches that will be hosted at this venue:
14 June 2014: England v Italy
18 June 2014: Cameroon v Croatia
22 June 2014: USA v Portugal
25 June 2014: Honduras v Switzerland