Itaipava Arena Pernambuco

Itaipava Arena Pernambuco

Key facts

Club: Clube Náutico Capibaribe | Opening: 2013 | Capacity: 46,000 seats


Itaipava Arena Pernambuco was built to serve as the 2014 World Cup venue of the city of Recife. Construction of the stadium started in October 2010 and got completed in May 2013.

The Arena Pernambuco officially opened on the 22nd of May 2013 with a friendly match between Náutico and Portuguese side Sporting Portugal.

The arena came at a cost of R$500 million, which was financed by a public-private partnership between the state of Pernambuco and a consortium led by construction firm Odebrecht including event management firm AEG. The latter will exploit the arena for multifunctional purposes. The naming rights were sold to beer brewer Itaipava.

Itaipava Arena Pernambuco is scheduled to host five matches at the 2014 World Cup, of which one of the round of 16 matches. It will also be one of the playing venues of the 2013 Confederations Cup.

Getting there

Itaipava Arena Pernambuco is located in São Lourenço da Mata, a suburb of Recife about 18 kilometres west from downtown Recife and a little more from the well-off Boa Viagem beach zone in the south of Recife.

It will be the nucleus of the Cidade da Copa (City of the Cup), a new urban development including residential areas, offices, educational facilities, and entertainment functions that is scheduled to get developed alongside the stadium.

Address: Arena Pernambuco, São Lourenço da Mata

Eat, drink, and sleep

Itaipava Arena Pernambuco is located in a somewhat rural outside of the city of Recife, and while the area surrounding the stadium is scheduled to get developed including entertainment and accommodation facilities, there is presently nothing much around yet. You are therefore best off finding eating, drinking, and sleeping options in the city of Recife.

Most hotels and entertainment options are in the southern part of the city in the well-off Boa Viagem area along the coast. Click here for an overview of hotels in Recife.


Tickets for Náutico matches can be bought online, or in person at either the Arena Pernambuco shop at the Shopping Recife shopping centre in the Boa Viagem area or at the club stand at Shopping Plaza Casa Forto shopping centre in the east of Recife.


Relevant Internet links – Official website of Clube Náutico Capibaribe. – Official website of Itaipava Arena Pernambuco.

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