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Rebuilt in 2013 after being completely demolished in 2010, the Fonte Nova Arena is located on the banks of the Tororó Dike, a lagoon in downtown Salvador listed as a national heritage site by the National Artistic and Historical Heritage Institute (IPHAN).
Administrated under a multipurpose management model, the Arena is part of the international itinerary for major musical concerts and events, previously hosting soccer matches of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Covering an area of 90,000 square meters and capacity for 50,000 people, the stadium has ten stories, a parking lot with 2,500 spaces, three grandstand tiers (tilted to improve pitch visibility), cabins, food kiosks, press rooms, restrooms, panoramic restaurants overlooking the pitch, and two big screens.
The Arena offers guided tours Wednesdays through Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check availability in match days or holidays. Learn more about the guided tours.
The Arena will host men’s and women’s soccer matches during the Rio 2016™ Olympic Games.
Bahia Tourist Hotline: +55 (71) 3103-3103
Guided tour tickets: R$ 20.00 (adults) and R$ 10.00 (students, elderly and individuals with disabilities, upon presentation of supporting documents with photo).
Ladeira da Fonte das Pedras, s/n – Nazaré – Salvador – Bahia
You can take the subway line 1 and get off at the Brotas station (nearest station). Check out the subway map.
Several bicycle rental spots are available throughout the city and you can rent bikes through the Bike Salvador app, available in Portuguese, English and Spanish for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.
Several bus lines pass nearby the Arena from several different parts of the city. Go to the Transalvadorwebsite for more information.