Nacional de Brasilia Stadium

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MSN takes a closer look at Brasilia's stadium

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, MSN takes a closer look at the capital's Nacional de Brasilia Stadium See Gallery

Stadium name: Estadio Nacional de Brasilia
Location: Brasilia
Capacity: 70,064
Opened: 2012

Brasilia’s brand new Estadio Nacional de Brasilia has been built in place of the recently dismantled Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha and was unveiled in May 2013.

The environmentally friendly Nacional stadium - which aims to be carbon neutral - can hold more than 70,000 spectators, making it the second largest arena to feature at the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The stadium will play host to fixtures throughout the World Cup in 2014, including one Round of 16 tie, the quarter-finals and the third place play-off.

To some, the new arena will always be known as the Mané Garrincha, a name attributed to its predecessor in honour of the Brazilian football legend of the same name. Garrincha won two World Cups for his country, playing alongside Pelé in what’s considered to be one of the greatest national sides of all time.

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Pitchside view of the stadium

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The stadium and the surrounding neighbourhoods

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Stadium view from the lower tier

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Stadium roof

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Pitch view from the lower tier

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Covers are removed from stadium seats

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Pitch view from the lower tier

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Lower tier corner

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Ground staff prepare the stadium's pitch