2013 Confederation Cup Stadiums in Brazil

The 2013 Confederations Cup is to be held in 4 months in Brazil, for which Brazil is now entering the final stages of completion of the six stadiums it built for the competition. After completion, all stadiums will have to pass safety tests before hosting FIFA matches.

Two of the stadiums have already reached completion, and have already hosted matches. The Mineirao stadium in Belo Borizonte and the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza both hosted matches at the beginning of the year. The Mineirao stadium will also host a match in Aprial between the Brazilian Nationals and Chile.

The Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia will be hosting the opening ceremonies for the Confederations match in June, despite the city not being well known for its place in soccer.

The Arena Pernambuco stadium in Recife experienced some delays near the end of October last year, however they are set to be completed on Schedule. The roof installation began earlier this month. Hopes are high for the stadium to be completed within the next month so it can host 3 matches during the Confederations Cup.

Unfortunately, the Maracana stadium in Rio is causing a bit of concern as of late as it has had some strike issues and delays. They are currently struggling to get it completed before the date of June 2nd so the Brazilian nationals can play the first official match against England. December of 2012 and February of 2013 were the original completion dates set, however they were missed. The current completion goal date is May 28th.

The Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador had a grueling two month delay, however it is scheduled to be completed today, February 28th. The finishing touches were being put on the museum just last week. The third-placed match will take place at the Fonte Nova stadium. Brazil’s second group game against Italy will also be hosted here.


2014 World Cup Packages


The 20th FIFA World Cup is set to be hosted in 2014 in Brazil. Matches will be held in: Rio de Jainero, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, and Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo will be hosting the opening match to kick off the games on June 12, 2014.

The World Cup is notoriously difficult and expensive to attend, but it’s not out of reach if you plan carefully and keep an eye out for deals in airfare and hotels. Starting in December 2013, FIFA will begin selling tickets; around the same time travel agencies will start to offer their World Cup travel packages. Bundling your hotels, eating, traveling, and tickets into one are the best way to save in this scenario.

Between now and opening day, we’ll be posting any and all deals, tips, tricks, gossip, discounts, and news that can help ensure you’re there in Brazil watching your favorite footballers come 2014 and experience the trip of your lifetime.

Today we’re giving a heads up on the travel companies to watch for Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 packages coming your way. The packages aren’t available yet, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as they are.