Soccer World Cup Host Cities

Brazil made the decision to host the 2014 World Cup across twelve different cities. the reasons for this include:

Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. Source: Trip Advisor

  • More Brazilians can watch their national team play.
  • More Brazilians can watch the best teams in the world play.
  • To spread the massive boon tourists are expected to bring to the economy.
  • To take advantage of existing stadiums.
  • To show the world Brazil.
  • To take the opportunity to build new stadiums and infrastructure in cities lacking it.
  • To prepare the country for the 2016 Olympics.

The twelve cities that will host the World Cup are:

City Stadium
Manaus Arena Amazonia
Curitiba Arena da Baixada
Sao Paulo Arena de Sao Paulo
Salvador Arena Fonte Nova
Cuiaba Arena Pantanal
Recife Arena Pernambuco
Porto Alegre Estadio Beira-Rio
Fortaleza Estadio Castelao
Natal Estadio das Dunas
Belo Horizonte Estadio Mineirao
Brasilia Estadio Nacional de Brasilia
Rio de Janeiro Estadio do Maracana