Club: Grêmio FBPA | Opening: 2012 | Capacity: 60,450 seats
History and description
The Grêmio Arena was built to provide Grêmio with a modern home to replace Estádio Olímpico Monumental.
The stadium project kicked off in 2007 with the establishing of a project consortium, and in 2008 a site was selected in the north of the city of Porto Alegre.
The project received council approval in late 2008, and building works began in September 2010. The Grêmio Arena officially opened on the 8th of December 2012 with a grand show and a friendly between Grêmio and Hamburger SV.
Even though the stadium complies with all FIFA requirements, it has not been selected to serve as a playing venue at the 2014 World Cup. Instead, this honour will go to the renovated Estádio Beira-Rio of local rivals Internacional.
The Grêmio Arena is located in the Humaitá area in the north of the city of Porto Alegre, about 8 kilometres from Porto Alegre’s historic city centre.
The stadium can be reached with line 1 (the only line) of the metro. Take a train at station Mercado in the historic centre and get off at station Anchieta, which is right next to the arena.
Ticket details for the 2013 season have not been released yet.
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