Ghana Soccer | League Sunday | England League | League Fantasy | Spain League | Italy League | Nigeria League | Germany League | Football | Soccer | Ghana Soccernet
unibank logo

Subscribe to our RSS FeedGhana Soccer | League Sunday | England League | League Fantasy | Spain League | Italy League | Nigeria League | Germany League | Football | Soccer | Ghana Soccernet

Video: Stadium for Ghana's opening World Cup clash against United States opened

Posted On Friday, 24th January 2014
The stadium to host Ghana's 2014 World Cup opener against the United States in Brazil in June was opened yesterday despite being one month behind schedule.

Ghana will play the United States at the Arena das Dunas

The stadium to host Ghana’s 2014 World Cup opener against the United States in Brazil in June was opened yesterday despite being one month behind schedule.

Arena das Dunas in Natal, home of the the Black Stars opening contest against the USA officially opened on Wednesday.

Of the dozen World Cup 2012 stadiums planned for Brazil, only six were done by the Dec. 31, 2013, deadline.

The below video shows off differing views of the venue.

The first of the late group of six to finish, the 42,000-seat stadium will first host Mexico vs. Cameroon before welcoming Ghana and the U.S. on June 16.

Arena das Dunas features a curved roof, giving some architectural flair to the 32,000 permanent and 10,000 temporary blue seats that will fill for four games during the summer tournament.

The stadium was constructed on the site of the former Estadio Machadao, which opened in 1972, and takes its name from the sand dunes and beach of Rio Grande do Norte.

The first game inside Arena das Dunas is this this Sunday when club teams America and Confianca play, followed by ABC vs. Alecrim.

The next World Cup stadium expected to open is Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre.

Watch video of the completed Arena das Dunas in Natal below:

What do you make of the stadium where Ghana will play it first 2014 World Cup match? Make your views known in the box below

Related Images

READERS COMMENTS





Click Here For All Latest football news.

Live Radio

http://ghanasoccernet.com/new/images/banners/onair.gif 

Live TV

http://ghanasoccernet.com/new/images/banners/onair.gif

RELATED NEWS

LATEST HEADLINES

Ghana striker Jordan Ayew confident Sochaux can beat the drop thumbnail

Ghana striker Jordan Ayew confident Sochaux can beat the drop

On-loan Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew believes there is still time for Sochaux to stave off relegation from the French top-flight.
Ghana U17 to play Westphalia in final of four-nation Namibia tourney today thumbnail

Ghana U17 to play Westphalia in final of four-nation Namibia tourney today

Ghana’s U17 will face German side Westphalia on Sunday afternoon in the final of the four-nation tournament in Namibia.
France-based Jonathan Mensah delighted with Jordan Ayew's scoring form thumbnail

France-based Jonathan Mensah delighted with Jordan Ayew's scoring form

Evian TG defender Jonathan Mensah has been impressed with compatriot Jordan Ayew’s scoring form and says it is a massive boost for Ghana ahead of the 2014 World Cup finals.
Ghanaian youngster Warden hoping to improve at Levidiakos in Greece thumbnail

Ghanaian youngster Warden hoping to improve at Levidiakos in Greece

Ghanaian youth attacker Eric Warden has aimed to improve his playing statistics after a debut spell with Levidiakos in the Greek Super League.
2014 World Cup: Striker Mahatma Otoo set to clash with Kwarasey's Stromsgodset in Norwegian top-flight thumbnail

2014 World Cup: Striker Mahatma Otoo set to clash with Kwarasey's Stromsgodset in Norwegian top-flight

Ghana striker Mahatma Otoo is expected to lead the Sogndal front-line as they take on Adam Kwarasey's Stromsgodset in the Norwegian Tippeligaen on Sunday afternoon.
2014 World Cup: Ghana midfielder Agyemang-Badu urges Udinese to maintain impressive form thumbnail

2014 World Cup: Ghana midfielder Agyemang-Badu urges Udinese to maintain impressive form

Ghana star midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has urged his Udinese to continue their climb up the table after the Zebrette held Napoli to a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Friuli on Saturday.
Loading...