MSN takes a closer look at the Arena Pernambuco, a stadium all set to host fixtures at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Stadium name: Arena Cidade da Copa
Better known as: Arena Pernambuco
A completely new stadium for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the Arena Cidade da Copa will host five fixtures across the group stages and the Round of 16 of football’s number one international tournament.
Though the stadium is making its World Cup debut, the city itself does have some competition pedigree; Recife hosted a fixture during the 1950 World Cup in Brazil, Chile’s memorable 5-2 defeat of the U.S.A.
Better known as Arena Pernambuco, the stadium forms part of a complex that includes restaurants and shopping centres, as well as a university campus. Impressively, it’ll also feature a solar power plant that will be able to fuel the energy needs of 6000 locals when the stadium is not in use.