The Itaipava Arena Pernambuco is a new stadium located in Recife in northern Brazil. It has been designed to be multi-purpose, but will mainly be used for football. It was host to six World Cup fixtures.
Location: Recife, Pernambuco
Construction: Building was completed in April 2013, the inaugural match taking place the following month.
Matches: Ivory Coast 2 : 1 Japan (June 14), Italy 0 : 1 Costa Rica (June 20), Croatia 1 : 3 Mexico (June 23), USA 0 : 1 Germany (June 26) and Costa Rica 1 :1 Greece [Costa Rica won 5 : 3 on penalties] (June 29).
World Cup 2014 Venues : Estádio do Maracanã, Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Arena de São Paulo, Estádio Castelão, Estádio Mineirão, Estádio Beira-Rio, Arena Fonte Nova, Arena Pernambuco, Arena Pantanal, Arena Amazônia, Arena das Dunas and Arena da Baixada.