Arena Corinthians - Corinthians Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: June 15, 2021

Inside Arena Corinthians befoe kick off

The Arena Corinthians or Arena de São Paulo for international fixtures is a multi-purpose sports stadium located in the largest city in Brazil, São Paulo. Mostly used for Football matches, the 46,116 capacity ground is the home of local side Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, and hosted 6 games in the 2014 World Cup including the semi-finals between Netherlands and Argentina.

Corinthians Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Address: Av. Miguel Inácio Curi, 111, Sao Paulo

Arena Corinthians History

Corinthians had long planned to construct their own purpose-built football stadium since the early 1980s however the club struggled to attain funding for their ambitious 200,000 capacity ground, and persisted with ground sharing the municipally owned Pacaembu Stadium. When Brazil were announced as hosts of the 2014 World Cup on 30th October 2007, Corinthian’s project was re-galvanised.

With São Paulo expected to be one of the host cities the natural choice to host the football matches was the existing Estádio do Morumbi which had a capacity of 72,000 but the construction of a new stadium was favoured by FIFA after there were failures to guarantee the sources of finance for the older stadium’s renovation.

Plans for a new 70,000 capacity venue were finalised and construction began on 30th May 2011 with the project costing an estimated $435 million US dollars. Funding was provided by the government owned Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) with Corinthians ultimately planning to recoup a large amount of the money back through the sale of the naming rights, estimated to be worth $200 million over 20 years.

During the 2014 World Cup Arena Corinthians was officially known as Arena de São Paulo due to FIFA licensing rules about sponsorship names, despite being named after the football club rather than an unrelated company. The stadium hosted the opening ceremony and inaugural match of the tournament between Brazil and Croatia.

A further three matches group matches were hosted as well as two knock-out matches featuring finalists Argentina. The round of 16 saw La Albiceleste defeat Switzerland 1 nil in extra time, and then the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties in the semi-final which booked their place in the final which was held at The Maracanã.

Arena Corinthians Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Corinthians's Arena Corinthians:

Seating chart for Arena Corinthians

Stand Photos

Corinthian’s Arena is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

How to get to Arena Corinthians

Where is Arena Corinthians?

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Arena Corinthians?

Brazilian side Corinthians play their home matches at Arena Corinthians.

What is the capacity of Arena Corinthians?

As of 2024 Arena Corinthians has an official seating capacity of 46,116 for Football matches.

When was Arena Corinthians opened?

Arena Corinthians officially opened in 2014 and is home to Corinthians

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Arena Corinthians in 2024. Please visit the official website of Corinthians for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

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