Arena Fonte Nova Stadium, Salvador

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MSN takes a closer look the Salvador stadium

MSN takes a closer look at the Arena Fonte Nova, one of the host stadiums of the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup See Gallery

Stadium name: Arena Fonte Nova
Location: Salvador
Capacity: 56,000
Opened: 1951

The Arena Fonte Nova was the third of Brazil's World Cup stadiums to be completed and was built in place of the now demolished 60,000-seat Estádio Fonte Nova.

The new arena features a unique bubble-effect metal roof and a brand new football museum, as well as a restaurant that allows visitors to take in panoramic views of the colourful city of Salvador.

The original stadium’s record attendance was 110,438, set in 1989. Although improved safety regulations and a reduced capacity mean that the Arena Fonte Nova will never see crowds like that again, the beautiful east coast city can still expect an influx of fans when it hosts fixtures at the group stages, Round of 16 and quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup.

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Stadium walkway

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External view of the stadium

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External view of the stadium

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Pitch view from the upper tier

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Celebrations at the stadium's official inauguration in April 2013

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The stadium roof, seen from behind the goal

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Pitch view from the stands

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Pitch view from the stands

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Pitchside view