At the end of November, 88% of the construction works at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba had been finished. The information was published this Friday (20.12) by CAP/SA, company in charge of the works. Currently, the main work fronts are concentrating on assembling the seats, the roof’s metal structure and the earthworks being done to prepare the pitch
The stadium will have a seating capacity for 43 thousand people and the holes for fixing the seats have started being drilled on the stands. In total, 150 thousand holes will be drilled throughout the ground in order to screw the seats in.
In addition, the entire old grandstands are going through a revitalisation process, being totally varnished before the new seats are put up. The steps that lead to the stands are being renovated and adapted to the arena’s new capacity.
The pitch is undergoing draining and the first layers of the substratum are being laid down, which means that the area will be ready for the slabs of turf in January.
The Baixada Arena will be the stage of four group stage matches at the World Cup. On 16 June (Monday) at 04:00pm, football supporters will have the chance of watching Iran and Nigeria, the first match to be held at the stadium. The match is a Group F game, which also features Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The last match to be played at the capital of the state of Paraná is the Group H game between Algeria and Russia, on 26 June (Thursday) at 05:00pm.