How big is the Arena Corinthians in Brazil?
Arena Corinthians is a multi-purpose sports stadium mainly used for football matches, located in the largest city of Brazil, Sao Paulo. The stadium hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup after its inauguration and since then has been serving as a home stadium for the Corinthians Club. The $435 million stadium has a seating capacity of 49,205.
How many seats are in the Arena Corinthians stadium?
The $435 million stadium has a seating capacity of 49,205. However, during the 2014 World Cup matches, extra temporary seats were added to increase the capacity of the stadium by 68,727.
When did Arena Corinthians get its name Neo Quimica?
It wasn’t until 2020 that Corinthians managed to seal a naming rights partnership. But once the deal was signed, it’s one for 20 long years, during which the venue is known as Neo Química Arena. It wasn’t until 6 years after completion of the troubled Sao Paulo stadium that its name has been commercialised.
When did the Corinthians football stadium open to the public?
Corinthians had first announced the construction of the stadium on 31 August 2010 but it could only start in May 2011. It was opened on 10 May 2014 when the first public football match was played between former Corinthians players.
Is the Arena Corinthians used for the Olympics?
Arena Corinthians was one of the venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics football tournament. Few matches were played here including quarter final and bronze medal match of the women’s tournament, as well as quarter final and semi-final of the men’s tournament.
When was the first FIFA World Cup match held in Arena Corinthians?
On 10 October 2011, FIFA gifted Arena Corinthians the opening match of 2014 FIFA World Cup after Morumbi Stadium was considered unsuitable for the match. The opening match of FIFA World Cup 2014 was held in June 2014 between Brazil and Croatia, which was first international match for the stadium too.