Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova

For the old stadium, see Estádio Fonte Nova.
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
Fonte Nova
Full name Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
Location Ladeira da Fonte das Pedras, Nazaré, Salvador, Brazil
Coordinates 12°58′43″S 38°30′15″W / 12.97861°S 38.50417°W / -12.97861; -38.50417Coordinates: 12°58′43″S 38°30′15″W / 12.97861°S 38.50417°W / -12.97861; -38.50417
Owner Bahia State Government
Operator Fonte Nova Negócios e Participações S/A
Capacity 51,708[1]
Field size 105 x 68m
Surface Grass
Broke ground 2010
Opened April 7, 2013[2]
Construction cost R$ 591.070.000
US$ 267 million
EU€ 195 million
Architect Marc Duwe and Claas Schulitz
EC Bahia
EC Vitória (some matches)
2016 Summer Olympics

The Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova,[3] also known as Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeira, is a football-specific stadium located in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, and has a maximum capacity of 55,000 people. The stadium was built in place of the older Estádio Fonte Nova.

The stadium was first used for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the subsequent 2014 FIFA World Cup.[4] It will be one of the venues used for the football competition of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

A group of architects from Brunswick, Germany, which also redesigned the old Hanover stadium into a modern arena for the 2006 Cup, was selected after bidding. Since 2013, the brewery Itaipava from Grupo Petrópolis has the naming rights of the arena "Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova" under a sponsorship agreement until the year 2023, amounting to $100m. This was the first naming rights agreement signed for the 2014 World Cup stadiums.

The stadium was inaugurated on April 7, 2013, with a Campeonato Baiano game in which Vitória defeated Bahia 5-1. The first player to score a goal in the stadium was Vitória's Renato Cajá. During this match, some supporters were unable to see the game completely due to some blind spots.[5] The stadium had excessive dust and some puddles.[5] The company responsible for the stadium, owned by Grupo OAS and Odebrecht, said it was aware of the problems.[5]

Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, view from lake.

On May 27, 2013 a section of the roof collapsed after heavy rain.[6]

Football games

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 20, 201319:00 Nigeria 1–2 Uruguay Group B26,769
June 22, 201316:00 Italy 2–4 Brazil Group A48,874
June 30, 201313:00 Uruguay 2–2 a.e.t.(Penalties: 2–3) Italy 3rd place43,382

2014 FIFA World Cup

Date Time (UTC-03) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 13, 201416:00 Spain 1–5 Netherlands Group B48,173[7]
June 16, 201413:00 Germany 4–0 Portugal Group G51,081
June 20, 201416:00  Switzerland 2–5 France Group E51,003
June 25, 201413:00 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–1 Iran Group F48,011
July 1, 201417:00 Belgium 2–1 (a.e.t.) United States Round of 1651,227
July 5, 201417:00 Netherlands 0–0 (a.e.t.) (Penalties: 4–3) Costa Rica Quarter-finals51,179

2016 Summer Olympics


  1. - Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
  3. "Arena Fonte Nova" (in Portuguese). Secopa. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  4. "Brasil apresenta proposta da Copa de 2014" (in Portuguese). Gazeta On Line. Retrieved October 7, 2007.
  5. 1 2 3 Neto, Nelson Barros (April 8, 2013). "Pontos cegos fazem com que torcedores não enxerguem o campo na Fonte Nova". Folha Esporte (in Portuguese). Salvador: Grupo Folha. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  6. "BBC News - Brazil's Arena Fonte Nova stadium suffers roof collapse". 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  7. "Match report – Spain–Netherlands" (PDF). (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 13 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
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