Neo Química Arena
* Address: Avenida Miguel Ignácio Curi, 111, São Paulo
* Country: Brazil
* Capacity: 49,000
* Opened: 10 May 2014
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Corinthians (football)
Extra stadium info – Neo Química Arena
The construction of the stadium, which was one of the 2014 FIFA World Cup venues, started in 2011. It hosted six FIFA World Cup matches in 2014, including the opening match of the tournament. The national football team of Brazil won the opening match against Croatia 3-1. 62,000 people showed up for the game. The stadium’s record attendance of 63,000 was set in a FIFA World Cup semi-final match between the national football teams of the Argentine Republic and the Netherlands. The Argentines advanced to the FIFA World Cup final after defeating the Netherlands on penalties. The final, which was played in Rio de Janeiro, was won by Germany. Mario Götze scored the only goal of the match.
SC Corinthians Paulista, the first South American sports club with 10 million followers on its main social media page, use the venue for home games. They won their first Brazilian top-division title in 1990. Corinthians won the world championship for football clubs in 2000 for the first time in their history. In 2012, they won the Copa Libertadores, the championship for South American football clubs, for the first time in their history. The same year, Corinthians won the world championship title again. Corinthians played their first Brazilian top-flight league game at the stadium on 18 May 2014, when they lost against Figueirense in front of 36,000 fans.