For soccer fans around the world, the time has come. Last Thursday, June 12, the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off in host-country, Brazil. While players on the field are energized by fans who have traveled from around to the world to cheer on their team, a few of the world-class stadiums are being energized by the sun.

Four of the twelve ‘football’ stadiums have incorporated a collective 5.4 MW of solar energy onto their new designs to power the matches. Additionally, all stadiums, both new and renovated, meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards.

Here’s the breakdown of solar powered stadiums in the 2014 FIFA World Cup:

1. Arena Pernambucos in Recife

  • 1MW ground-mounted solar power plant
  • Includes solar heating for kitchens, toilets, and changing rooms
  • Built in 2013
  • Capacity: 46,000 seats

2. Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte

  • 1.4 MW roof-mount
  • Able to store 6,270,000 liters of rainwater for reuse
  • Hosted the first solar-powered World Cup finals match between Columbia and Greece on June 14th, 2014
  • Built in 1965
  • Capacity: 64,000 seats

3. Estadio Nacional de Brasilia in Brasilia

  • 2.5 MW roof-mount
  • Second largest stadium hosting matches at 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Built in 2013
  • Capacity: 71,412 seats

4. Estadio Do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro

  • 390 kW roof-mount
  • To host the final game on July 13th, 2014
  • Built in 1950 to serve as the flagship venue for the the 1950 World Cup
  • Capacity: 78,838 seats

Ole! Ole! Ole!