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Arena das Dunas

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Neighbourhood: Lagoa Nova
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Address: Av. Prudente de Morais, 5121, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59056-200, Brazil
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+55 84 3673 6800
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Built in about two and a half years, the Arena das Dunas was given to Natal...

Built in about two and a half years, the Arena das Dunas was given to Natal population on December 31, 2013, and had its inaugural football match on January 26, 2014, with a double round of America (RN) and Confiança (SE) by the Nordeste Cup and ABC (RN) x Alecrim (RN) by the Potiguar Championship. Stage four games of the FIFA World Cup in June 2014, received more than 158,000 fans during the days of the event. Especially the duel between world champions Italy and Uruguay. It was the 3rd best rated among the World Cup arenas by the Portal UOL research addressing items such as food, access, volunteers, mobile operation, safety and cleanliness / comfort. In January 2016, it was classified by the Brazilian System Stadiums Classification (Sisbrace) as the best arena in the Brasil, being the only stadium to receive top marks on all counts. Two electronic screens of 60m² each, sound system and modern ticketing, parking with internal and external spaces, 25 areas for the sale of food and beverages, VIP and VVIP room with exclusive seating, hospitality lounges and an outdoor plaza area with 22.000m² perfectly inserted in one of the best and most central districts in Natal. With capacity for 31,375 spectators (during the World Cup were approximately 42,000 seats, thanks to the installation of mobile stands), the arena was designed to receive not only sporting events, but also from small private or corporate events, until big shows and national and international meetings.

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Its like coming home each time we visit Natal

We have been going to Natal for 11 years now, each time to Punta Negra; we love it, the people they are lovely, the climate and the area are beautifull. We've made a lot of... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2016
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Natal for 11 years now, each time to Punta Negra; we love it, the people they are lovely, the climate and the area are beautifull. We've made a lot of friends over the years, they are always glad when they see us, they give us a warm feeling of coming home

Thank GuillCox
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I had the pleasure of watching USA vs. Ghana in this stadium in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It was amazing...the stadium is beautiful and everything went smoothly.

Thank ChristopherTylerW
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

We believed an we won a game of the last world cup at this stadium, it has a impressive architecture that reminds a giant Dune.

Thank Mike M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2015

This was the first leg of our trip to Brazil for the World Cup. The stadium was brand new and in great shape for the game. The people of Brazil are amazing.

Thank Jorrel V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We went to three games at the stadium during world cup. There was not a bad view in the house. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Food options were a bit limited...but that may be do to world cup sponsorships. Well Done!!

Thank TravelNut2020
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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621 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Being a huge futbol fan, I came to this stadium for the world cup, not only once, but twice! This place is world class. Since it was so busy, we had to be dropped off away from stadium and walked 15 minutes, but it was ok. Security & ticket collection were efficient. Once inside, I felt the greatness of this... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This is a very nice place to go with your buddies and spend the afternoon there, enjoying the beach...and then, stay for the night, it turns out a night club, and a very nice one, with the sea in front of you! A lot of beautiful people also!

Thank PaulaIvoglo
Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Its a good stadium, but we had to pay tickets with money, they dont accept credit debit card. Still under constrution activities. We watched a football game with local team and enjoyed a lot!

Thank SmaraGS
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Not too big. Cool design. Comfortable seating. Easy to get around. Nice that it is located in the middle of the city.

Thank Robin S
Neepawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We loved the hospitality air conditioned room for the Ghana game. Also saw the Japan game in High corner seat and still felt close to the game. So bad seat in the place.

Thank belinda024

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