• City: Salvador
• Capacity: 48,747
• Year Built:1951
• Average June Temperature: 25C (celsius)
Despite being one of the newly-built stadiums in use at the 2014 World Cup, there are shades of history about the Arena Fonte Nova. The arena is built on the site of the Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octavio Mangabeira – named after a notable engineer, teacher and politician of the Bahia region – which stood from 1951 to 2010.
The Fonte Nova has been modelled on its predecessor, and will bring several high-profile matches to the east-coast city of Salvador – Brazil’s first capital. Now with a capacity of around 50,000, the venue will host six games at the 2014 showpiece, including a repeat of the 2010 final as Spain take on the Netherlands.
In addition, Germany, Portugal and France all feature, as well as a round-of-16 match and a possible Spain-Italy quarter-final. The structure is a public-private joint venture, with a big emphasis on sustainability – such as the use of recycled materials.
It will also be one of the venues for the football at the 2016 Olympics. The stadium hosted three matches at the World Cup warm-up, the 2013 Confederations Cup – where Brazil beat Italy, Uruguay triumphed over Nigeria and Italy claimed a tense penalty shootout win over Uruguay to seal third place. Click below for a view of the stadium courtesy of Google maps