Estadio das Dunas :
Estadio das Dunas is located in Natal, the capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte. This grand stadium was built by demolishing two stadiums – Machadão and the Machadinho gymnasium. The earlier stadium was officially opened in the year 1972. This new and refurbished stadium is much bigger and will seat 45,000 people. Its name relates to the sand dunes, which is one of the most happening natural attractions of Natal. During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, four matches will be played. A stadium project is also coming up surrounding Estadio das Dunas which includes world-class hotels, a shopping center and and an artificial lake.
About the City :
Natal is the capital of Rio Grande do Norte, a state located in Brazil. This city has been adjudged as the safest capital of Brazil, according to the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA). Approximately 1,363,547 people live in Greater Natal. Its natural beauty has made it a tourist hotspot since the 1980s.
Natal boasts of having the 2nd largest urban park of Brazil. The other important aspects include wonderful beaches, historical buildings, monuments, and natural wonders. Some of the must-visit places in this city include crystalline waters of Maracajaú beach, Newton Navarro bridge, Alberto Maranhão Theatre, Forte dos Reis Magos, Ponta Negra, Genipabu, Pipa, off season carnivals such as Carnatal, and many more.
There is abundant transport available throughout the city. Some of the most popular transports are taxis and buses. On a bus it will cost you anything between US$1 to US$1.20 from the airport to Natal. Vans and micro buses are also available. Fares of taxis are regulated by the government. The starting meter is US$2 and the per kilometer charge is US$1. In case of waiting, they will charge US$5 for every hour.
World Cup Matches at Estadio das Dunas :
Four games will be played in this stadium during FIFA World Cup 2014. Schedule of these 4 games are given here:
- On 13th June 2014, the match will commence at 1 p.m. between Team 3 and Team 4 of Group A
- On 16th June 2014, the match will commence at 7 p.m. between Team 3 and Team 4 of Group G
- On 19th June 2014, the match will commence at 7 p.m. between Team 4 and Team 2 of Group C
- On 24th June 2014, the match will commence at 1 p.m. between Team 4 and Team 1 of Group D
Ticket Price :
Prices of tickets vary on the basis of section, category, and date. Ticket prices vary from $552 to $1,375.