Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães, commonly referred to as Arena da Baixada is a football stadium in the Água Verde neighborhood of Curitiba, Paraná.
Ever since renovation works were completed in June 1999, the historic Estadio Joaquim Americo has been considered one of Brazil’s most modern and best-appointed stadiums.
The stadium was built at the previous location of a Brazilian Army powder depot. In 1934, the stadium was renamed Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães. In the 1970s, the original stadium was closed down. After being reopened in 1984 and operating for some years, the old stadium building was demolished on March 26, 1997, right after a construction project of a new arena was announced. In June 1999, the new stadium was built. In 2005, the stadium was renamed Kyocera Arena, after the Japanese company Kyocera purchased the naming rights.
- Iran vs. Nigeria, June 16 (Group F)
- Ecuador vs. Honduras, June 20 (Group E)
- Australia vs. Spain, June 23 (Group B)
- Algeria vs. Russia, June 26 (Group H)
Cost: 220 million reals ($95 million).
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