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The Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova,[2] also known as Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeira, is a football-specific stadium located in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, and has a maximum capacity of 48,000[1] people. The stadium was built in place of the older Estádio Fonte Nova.

Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
Fonte Nova
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Full nameItaipava Arena Fonte Nova
LocationLadeira da Fonte das Pedras, Nazaré, Salvador, Brazil
Coordinates12°58′43″S 38°30′15″W / 12.97861°S 38.50417°W / -12.97861; -38.50417Coordinates: 12°58′43″S 38°30′15″W / 12.97861°S 38.50417°W / -12.97861; -38.50417
OwnerBahia State Government
OperatorFonte Nova Negócios e Participações S/A
Field size105 x 68m
Broke ground2010
OpenedApril 7, 2013
Construction costR$ 591.070.000
US$ 267 million
EU€ 195 million
ArchitectMarc Duwe and Claas Schulitz
EC Bahia
EC Vitória (some matches)

The stadium was first used for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the subsequent 2014 FIFA World Cup, including the 5-1 win of The Netherlands over reigning World Champions Spain.[3] It was used as one of the venues used for the football competition of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

A group of architects from Brunswick, Germany, which also redesigned the old Hanover stadium into a modern arena for the 2006 Cup, was selected after bidding. Since 2013, the brewery Itaipava from Grupo Petrópolis has the naming rights of the arena "Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova" under a sponsorship agreement until the year 2023, amounting to $100m. This was the first naming rights agreement signed for the 2014 World Cup stadiums.

The stadium was inaugurated on April 7, 2013, with a Campeonato Baiano game in which Vitória defeated Bahia 5-1. The first player to score a goal in the stadium was Vitória's Renato Cajá. During this match, some supporters were unable to see the game completely due to some blind spots.[4] The stadium had excessive dust and some puddles.[4] The company responsible for the stadium, owned by Grupo OAS and Odebrecht, said it was aware of the problems.[4]

Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, view from lake.

On May 27, 2013 a section of the roof collapsed after heavy rain.[5]


Football gamesEdit

2013 FIFA Confederations CupEdit

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 20, 2013 19:00   Nigeria 1–2   Uruguay Group B 26,769
June 22, 2013 16:00   Italy 2–4   Brazil Group A 48,874
June 30, 2013 13:00   Uruguay 2–2 a.e.t.(Penalties: 2–3)   Italy 3rd place 43,382

2014 FIFA World CupEdit

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 13, 2014 16:00   Spain 1–5   Netherlands Group B 48,173[6]
June 16, 2014 13:00   Germany 4–0   Portugal Group G 51,081
June 20, 2014 16:00    Switzerland 2–5   France Group E 51,003
June 25, 2014 13:00   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–1   Iran Group F 48,011
July 1, 2014 17:00   Belgium 2–1 (a.e.t.)   United States Round of 16 51,227
July 5, 2014 17:00   Netherlands 0–0 (a.e.t.) (Penalties: 4–3)   Costa Rica Quarter-finals 51,179

2016 Summer OlympicsEdit


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  2. ^ "Arena Fonte Nova" (in Portuguese). Secopa. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  3. ^ "Brasil apresenta proposta da Copa de 2014" (in Portuguese). Gazeta On Line. Archived from the original on June 10, 2008. Retrieved October 7, 2007.
  4. ^ a b c Neto, Nelson Barros (April 8, 2013). "Pontos cegos fazem com que torcedores não enxerguem o campo na Fonte Nova". Folha Esporte (in Portuguese). Salvador: Grupo Folha. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "BBC News - Brazil's Arena Fonte Nova stadium suffers roof collapse". May 27, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "Match report – Spain–Netherlands" (PDF). (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). June 13, 2014. Retrieved June 13, 2014.

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