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Capacity of stadiums at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

The statistic shows the stadiums of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil ranked by their capacity. The Estádio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro has a capacity of 76,804.

2014 World Cup Stadiums – additional information

The 64 matches of the 2014 World Cup were spread across 12 venues throughout Brazil. The 12 chosen cities, each the capital of their respective state, covered all of the main regions of Brazil. Five of the chosen host cities had brand new venues built specifically for the tournament while the Estádio Nacional in the capital, Brasilia, was demolished and completely rebuilt. The remaining six stadiums were extensively renovated in preparation for the World Cup. In total, stadium construction and renovation cost an estimated 3.6 billion U.S. dollars.

With 650,796 seats across the venues in total, each stadium had an average capacity of 54,233 and staged an average of 5.33 matches. The average attendance per game at the tournament in Brazil was 53,592, the highest average attendance since the World Cup in USA 1994. The Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro was the biggest stadium with a capacity of 76,804 seats for the World Cup. The arena was originally built for the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and was renovated in preparation for the 2014 tournament. The stadium was the venue for seven games, including the final between Germany and Argentina on 13th July 2014.

The only other stadium to host seven games was the Estádio Nacional in Brasilia with a capacity of 70,064. This was the venue for the opening game of the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013 and hosted the Third Place Match between Brazil and Holland at the 2014 World Cup. The smallest stadium at the World Cup was the Arena de Baixada in Curitiba which had a capacity of 41,456 and was host to four games at the 2014 World Cup.

Stadiums at the FIFA World Cup 2014 ranked by capacity

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Release date

April 2014



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