Arena Fonte Nova is awarded with IOC/IAKS Silver Medal 2015

1. Prize in the Category "Stadia"

“This football stadium shows that intelligent design can always come up with new solutions enabling the operator to create additional events and sources of income. There are three main advantages to leaving the southern stand open to the lakeside. It invites stadium visitors to enjoy not only football matches but also the beautiful surroundings with the lake.
lt also makes the natural ventilation of the stadium interior highly efficient, and finally the plaza space offers flexibility for many different events of different sizes. In the jury’s opinion, this stadium shows a perfect compromise between expectations of football fans and the operator’s interest in maximizing multifunctional use.”
– The Jury –

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