Stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Although the 2010 World Cup in South Africa is a little bit less than a year away, in they already started to prepare for the 2014 World Cup. Brazil has won more World Cups than any other country in the world, so they want to make sure their stadiums are as spectacular as their soccer team.

The 12 cities that will host the are Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Brasília, Cuiabá, Manaus, Fortaleza, Salvador, Recife and Natal. You can see 6 great stadiums after the break.

Thanks to our reader Luis for sending us this info!

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil" 17 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • pedro rivera

    no competitions were realized to choose the design teams!!!!

  • Mark

    These are awful !

  • urbArAmA

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  • Opium

    it’s funny to see that everytime this big iniciatives happen they end up in the hand of more or less anonymous engeneering and architectural companies. The same happenned in the euro 2006 in Portugal where infamous Taveira design half of the stadiums.Se os estadios brasileiros tivessem ao nivel dos jogadores brasileiros….meu deus…

  • ricardo

    those stadiuns are not the official one for the world cup 2014. Just Vivaldão, Arena Recife and Manaus ¬¬

  • ricardo

    and Natal

  • lucas

    the arena palmeiras designed by taveira is the most awful design ever! what a crazy and nonsense thing! and the games in são paulo will be in morumbi stadium!

  • Goyo

    liked the first two a lot, the rest of the suk

  • Rui Dias


    It’s funny that you know as much about soccer as you do about architecture! Euro2006? How ignorant!
    “infamous Taveira”? and who are you?
    Vejo que não comentáste o projecto da Escola em Leiria. Também fazes merda como aquela?

  • Design Metafeed

    #architecture Stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
    Although the 2010 World Cup in South Afri..

  • Luis

    Hey guys…thanks for the repply.. but almost of those stadium were not in world cup…i use a random search to find this site…here is the right link :

  • Alexander Lins

    Stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil #architecture

  • Ralf

    The buildings were designed by a soccer team and the architecs will play soccer.

  • LucasAbreu

    It would be a great idea to update the post as many of these projects are not world cup stadia.
    It would be another great idea to give a bit more attention to each of the 12 projects. There are heaps of stunning renderings of Manaus’ project, for example.

  • Ayse

    RT @archdaily: Stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

  • André Moraes

    please.. update the post with a decent research about the 2014 world cup

  • panamArq

    very unoriginal

  • jp

    jesus christ almighty… this is the worst architecture i’ve ever seen

  • Partick Bateman

    Arena Floresta- Rio Branco/AC looks really interesting.

  • Fidel

    they look like crap. Where is the good old brazilian architecture? I’m not a nostalgic, but in Brazil’s case, the past just looks brighter…

  • Ricardo Corbó

    These post is really out of date. Some of these stadium projects were in the competition for the chosen citys.
    The best project in my opnion is the new project (the original project were recently replaced by the Cuiaba’s government) for the city of Cuiaba by GCP Arquitetos. See the images in this site:

  • Jeison

    The José Fragelli Stadium looks like a Tupperware.

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    se fizer metade ta bom..

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  • criggly biggly

    rio branco looks dapz

  • why i want to die

    i don’t even care that these may or may not be built, what i care is that someone somewhere has spent a heck of a lot of time modeling these up.

    who is educating architecture!
    how does this stuff even get out of the office!

    the fact that there are people willing to publish these images, with the possible intent of building such crap, that is what is really scary.