Supported by a metallic structure that resembles an indigenous straw basket, the Amazônia Arena, in Manaus, was designed by German architecture firm Gerkan Marg und Partner (GMP), responsible for all main stadiums in Germany, South Africa and China.
Green areas decorate the stadium entrance, in an elevated square covering 72,000 square meters with access to other Arena areas – Sambódromo, Convention Center, and Constantino Nery avenue.
Inaugurated specifically for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Arena was built based on sustainable concepts, including a sewage treatment system, rainwater reuse system, and natural ventilation to reduce power use.
The Arena is located between the airport and the historical center of Amazonas’ capital city, replacing the former Vivaldo Lima Stadium. Featuring elevators and 400 underground parking spaces, the Arena supports up to 45,000 fans.
If it rains, bring a raincoat and avoid using an umbrella.