CITY: Curitiba STADIUM: Arena da Baixada (capacity: 41,456). The Arena da Baixada was originally constructed in 1914, but underwent refurbishment in 1999 and once more when Brazil were chosen as World Cup hosts. The second-most southerly city of the 12 venues behind Porto Alegre, Curitiba has 1.8 million inhabitants. It is one of the biggest economic hubs in Brazil. It has a similar climate to Rio and Belo Horizonte, with temperatures expected to reach the mid-20s, and there will be next to no humidity either.