The architects gmp. von Gerkan, Marg and Partners and the structural consulting engineers schlaich bergermann und partner are leading stadium builders worldwide. This partnership of architects and engineers from Germany was significantly involved in the development of four emblematic stadia for the soccer world championship 2014 in Brazil. Apart from a completely new stadium on the Amazon, they are also working on the restructuring and renovation of legendary arenas. This book not only presents the Brasília national stadium, the Arena Amazônia in Manaus, the Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, and the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, but also conveys impressions of the fascinating cities they were built in and portrays the local enthusiasm for football as an expression of the Brazilian zest for life.