Arena da Amazônia (Manaus)
Built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Arena da Amazônia (opened 2014), Manaus, Brazil
The stadium was built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, four matches were played in the arena. In addition, the stadium was used two years later for the soccer tournament of the Summer Olympics in Rio. The construction cost was US$ 270 million,
Located in the heart of the Amazon, the stadium was controversial even before the World Cup. Not only is Manaus located in the middle of the jungle and extremely difficult to reach, there is also no professional sports team that could use the arena.
All fears have come true: the Brazilian national team has only played in the stadium twice so far, otherwise the arena is sometimes used for third and fourth division matches of the local football clubs.