Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova by Marc Duwe and Claas Schulitz

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Oct 2013 5:24 pm | Stadiums

The Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova which has the full official name of Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octavio Mangabeira is located in Nazare Salvador, Brazil and was designed by the architects Marc Duwe and Claas Schulitz.

The stadium is designed for football only and it has a capacity of 55000 seats being built in the place of the former Estadio Fonte Nova. The stadium will host the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and it is also one of the venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics’ football competition.

The stadium had some problems during its lifespan such as some blind spots that restrict the view of the entire game, excessive dust, puddles and the most important problem being the fact that a part of the roof collapsed after a heavy rain.

The naming rights for the stadium were bought by the Itaipava brewery until 2023 for the sum of 100 million dollars and it was the first naming rights agreement signed for one of the 2014 World Cup stadiums.



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