World Cup cities tour - Cuiabá

Located in the state of Mato Grosso in the western part of Brazil, the city of Cuiabá will play host to four World Cup matches.

World Cup host cities tour - Cuiabá

General view of Arena Pantanal Stadium before the match between Santos and Mixto as part of the Brazil Cup 2014 on April 2, 2014 in Cuiabá, Brazil. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

World Cup host cities tour - Cuiabá

The Arena Pantanal Stadium at night before a Brazil Cup match in April 2014. After the World Cup, several thousand seats will be removed from the upper areas on both ends of the stadium.  Capacity will shrink from 41,390 to 28,000. Two local professional teams--Mixto EC and Cuiabá EC--will play their home matches there. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

World Cup cities tour - Cuiabá

A car painted with Brazilian football team colors parked in front of the Arena Pantanal Stadium before the match between Santos and Atletico MG on May 18, 2014. (Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

World Cup host cities tour - Cuiabá

Night falls on another day of construction at the Arena Pantanal Stadium. The city of Cuiabá, the capital of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, lies in the background. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

World Cup host cities tour - Cuiabá

The greater metro area is home to some 750,000 people. Cuiabá has been the capital of the state of Mato Grosso since 1818. The city lies at the geographic center of South America. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

World Cup host cities tour - Cuiabá

Named after a Brazilian explorer, the Marechal Rondon International Airport will welcome World Cup fans this summer. The airport started operations in 1956, with the first passenger terminal building opening in 1964. When the World Cup was awarded to Brazil, the government allocated $16.3 million to improve the airport’s parking facilities and passenger terminal. Money has also been spent on improving access to the airport. (Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

This Dec. 12, 2013 photo released by Portal da Copa, shows an aerial view of a project, known locally as "The Big Ditch," to reroute one of three main traffic arteries in Cuiaba, Brazil. It passes within a few hundred yards of the new stadium, and will hinder traffic getting to the stadium, not help it. Small business owners in the area say they were told two years ago when work began that it would be completed in a few months. They say they have lost money since then, and now can't get a straight answer as to when the work will be finished; certainly not in time for the World Cup

This Dec. 12, 2013 photo released by Portal da Copa, shows an aerial view of a project, known locally as "The Big Ditch," to reroute one of three main traffic arteries in Cuiaba, Brazil. It passes within a few hundred yards of the new stadium, and will hinder traffic getting to the stadium, not help it. Small business owners in the area say they were told two years ago when work began that it would be completed in a few months. They say they have lost money since then, and now can't get a straight answer as to when the work will be finished; certainly not in time for the World Cup. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa, Jose Medeiros)

World Cup host cities tour - Cuiabá

Not everyone is happy about Cuiabá playing host to the World Cup. Residents in communities bordering the Arena Pantanal stadium have filed cases in court alleging that construction work has extended beyond agreed boundaries. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

World Cup cities tour - Cuiabá

Cuiabá seen from the air. Seen in the foreground, the Cuiabá River flows through the city and stretches for 515 miles, emptying into the Rio de la Plata basin. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

World Cup host cities tour - Cuiabá

A woman sits on an outcrop and enjoys the view of the Chapada dos Guimaraes, which is a municipality located 39 miles from Cuiabá. It is home to the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

World Cup cities tour - Cuiabá

An interior view of Aroe Jari, the largest sandstone cavern in Brazil, which is located in the Pantanal region. Close to Cuiabá, the area is one of the must-see attractions of the national park. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

World Cup host cities tour - Cuiabá

A view of the Lagoa Azul-Blue Lagoon-in the Pantanal region near Cuiabá. Nestled inside the Aroe Jari sandstone cave, the lagoon is the result of a stunning internal waterfall and invites visitors to swim in its cool waters. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

World Cup cities tour - Cuiabá

A group enjoys the Clock Waterfall in the Pantanal region on November 17, 2013 near Cuiaba, Brazil. Designated as a national park, the area is located close to the city of Cuiaba. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)