RIO DE JANEIRO
After repeated delays in the renovation work begun in August 2010, the new Maracana went through a first test on April 27, about four months behind schedule.
After a bureaucratic muddle over safety requirements was resolved, it was officially inaugurated on Sunday with a friendly international between Brazil and England, which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Seating capacity: 78,639.
Cost: 808 million reais ($377 million), according to government figures; $523 million according to press reports.
The capital’s Mane Garrincha will host the opening game — Brazil v Japan — of the Confederations Cup on June 15. Was also inaugurated behind schedule on May 18.
Seating capacity: 71,000.
Cost: $475 million, according to the Brazilian Architects and Engineers Association.
The Mineiro, refurbished for the Confederations Cup and the World Cup, was inaugurated on December 21. It hosted a friendly international between Brazil and Chile that ended in a 2-2 draw on April 24.
Seating capacity: 62,160.
Cost: $312 million.
The Castelao was also renovated for the Confederations Cup and the World Cup. It was the first host arena to be delivered to football’s world governing body FIFA and was inaugurated by President Dilma Rousseff on December 17.
Seating capacity: 63,903.
Cost: $242 million.
The Arena Pernambuco was purpose built for the two tournaments. It was delivered behind schedule and inaugurated on May 20.
Seating capacity: 46,000.
Cost: $247 million.
Part of the plastic membrane covering the roof of the Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova collapsed following heavy rains on May 27 in the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia.
Inaugurated on April 5.
Seating capacity: 55,000.
Cost: $276 million.