Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Venues
Estadio Mineirao (Governor Magalhaes Pinto Stadium)
City: Belo Horizonte
Clubs: Atletico Miniero & Cruziero Esporte Clube
Current Capacity: 71, 680
Record attendance: 132, 843
The Estadio Mineirao was built and opened in 1965 and is one of the favourites to host World Cup matches in 2014. The state built stadium was celebrated by an inaugural match between the Minas Gerais State team and Argentinean powerhouses River Plate. In 2004, FIFA decreed that the capacity be reduced to its current size. Two teams currently call the stadium home but a third, America Mineiro has also played there. The Brazilian national team has played at the Estadio Mineirao which will improve its chances of hosting matches when the finals get underway.