Get a closer look at the Arena da Baixada Stadium, Curitiba, the oldest stadium to feature at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Stadium name: Estadio Joaquim Americo
Better known as: Arena da Baixada
The oldest stadium to host fixtures at the World Cup in 2014, the Arena da Baixada stadium in Curitiba has been a real favourite in Brazilian football since it was overhauled in 1999.
Impressively modern for the time, the stadium’s rejuvenation sparked an upturn in resident club Atlético Paranaense’s fortunes too; the Furacão won their first Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in their 88-year history back in 2001.
Further improvements have been made for the World Cup in 2014, where it’ll host four group stage fixtures, including the addition of extra pitch side seating that’ll boost the venue’s capacity to just over 40,000.