Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 20:56
Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil. Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha definitely has pride of place in the architectural wonders of this city. After the Maracana, it is the second largest stadium in the Brazil. The original Estadio Nacional has been demolished to construct the brand new stadium, which now is equipped with new facade, metal roof and stands. The pitch has been lowered in order to improve the viewing experience of spectators from every seat.
Some of the best technology and construction practices have been adopted in building this stadium. Carbon neutrality, recycling, full access via public transport and environment friendliness are hallmarks of this beautiful new stadium. This project has once again established the supremacy of Brasilia as pioneer in sustainable urban planning and development.
The Estadio Nacional has already been host to the opening match of the Confederations Cup in 2013. After Serejao and Bezerrao, this is the third stadium in Brasilia. Post the conclusion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Estadio Nacional will host non-sports related events. This stadium can accommodate around 70,000 spectators. Like Maracana, it will also host seven games, which is the most number of matches hosted by any stadium in Brazil.
Following is the list of matches that will be hosted at this venue:15 June 2014: Switzerland v Ecuador19 June 2014: Colombia v Ivory Coast23 June 2014: Cameroon v Brazil26 June 2014: Portugal v Ghana30 June 2014: 1E v 2F (Round of 16)05 July 2014: W55 v W56 (Quater-Final)12 July 2014: L61 v L62 (Third Place Play-Off)
First Published: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 17:37