300 days to the World Cup: pictures of the six stadiums being built

16/08/2013 - 12:25
All grounds will be delivered in December

Amazonia Arena - Manaus

According to data published by the local government, 76.18% of the Amazonia Arena has been finished. The building of the roof and façade is currently standing out, as well as other services for levelling the ground and assembling the access ramps. In addition, drilling is being done in the stands so that the seats may be assembled, as well as the electricity installations. Furthermore, sporting equipment, hydraulics and the air conditioning system are being installed, as well as other special systems. The stadium will be the stage of four World Cup group stage matches

Baixada Arena - Curitiba

At the end of June 2013, 71.43% of construction works at the Baixada Arena had been finished, according to data published by the construction company. Boxes, press booths, access stairs, box offices, ditch, internal shops, changing rooms, gym and steak house are some of the areas that have been changed. The towers were removed so that blind spots could be eliminated. Earthworks were done to the pitch, which will be rebuilt with a drainage, heating and irrigation system. In addition, the pitch has been prepared to hold the scaffoldings that will be used to assemble the roof structure. Curitiba will be the stage of four FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil group stage matches. The stadium’s capacity will be of 41 thousand people.

Corinthians Arena – São Paulo

At the end of July 2013, 84.42% of construction works at the Corinthians Arena had been finished. Stadium has seen an increase in the pace of the finishing work being done in several work fronts, such as toilets, stairs, floorboards and internal and external walls. Sown on 25 June, the pitch has already been cut once and continues to be treated with compost and fertilisers, so that it is ready at the end of September. Groups of builders and technicians are assembling the metal structures of the south and north side roof, and are putting up the glass on the west façade. In addition to the World Cup opening match, the stadium will be the stage of another five games in the tournament. The ground will sit 65 thousand people (48 thousand conventional seats and 17 thousand removable seats).

Dunas Arena - Natal

At the end of July 2013, 84% of construction works at the Dunas Arena had been finished. The main work front is the assembly of the roof structure, which will have 20 petal-shaped modules. The pitch’s draining and irrigation services have been concluded, and the turf has started to be sown. In addition, electricity and hydraulics installation services are being undertaken. Furthermore, the air conditioning system is being installed and window frames are being assembled. Moreover, the external area is being paved, and finishing and waterproofing work is being done. The stadium will be the stage of four 2014 FIFA World Cup matches.

Pantanal Arena - Cuiabá

On 30 June 2013, 80.26% of construction works at the Pantanal Arena had been finished. Internal and finishing work is now being done. The metal structure that will cover the stands will start to be assembled this month. The porticos that will support the roof have been finished and it is easy to see interventions being done in the stadium’s surrounding area. The stadium will sit 44 thousand people during the World Cup, as the projects provides for 17 thousand removable seats. In addition, a complex with restaurants, hotels, car park, lake, woods, and running lane is being built.

Beira-Rio - Porto Alegre

In July 2013, 76.5% of the modernisation works at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre had been finished. Another stage in the assembly of the roof has been started and the metal structure should be finished by the end of November. By September, the membrane that will cover the modules starts being installed. The pitch has already been laid down. The delivery date has been set for July 2013. The arena will be the stage of five 2014 FIFA World Cup matches.

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