Minister of Sport visits refurbishment works at Mineirão this Wednesday

18/04/2012 - 09:45
Aldo Rebelo's inspection rounds of stadiums start again in Belo Horizonte

This Wednesday (18.04), the Minister of Sport Aldo Rebelo begins the second cycle of visits to building and refurbishment sites of venues that will host matches of the 2013 Confederations Cup, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, in Belo Horizonte (capital of the state of Minas Gerais).

This will be the second time that Rebelo will visit the stadium to see the progress of interventions aimed at preparing the equipment to host six World Cup matches, including a semi-final. The round of visits should continue with trips to Castelão (Fortaleza, on 23.04), the Dunas Arena (Natal, on the 24th) and the Pantanal Arena (Cuiabá, on the 27th), all pending confirmation.

Photo: Monitoring/Ministry of Sport

Progress
With 1850 workers in action, refurbishment works at the Mineirão have reached 55% completion and three cranes are being used to carry materials from the outside to the inside of the stadium.  In the promenade, an 80 thousand square metres space surrounding the stadium, 54% of the pre-molded pars have been put in. Flow simulations done on software predict the stadium’s complete evacuation in up to 8 minutes. The stadium is expected to be delivered on the 21st of December 2012.

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» Minister of Sport visiting calendar
18.04 – Mineirão (Belo Horizonte)
23.04- Castelão (Fortaleza) – to be confirmed
24.04 - Arena das Dunas (Natal) – to be confirmed
27.04 - Arena Pantanal (Cuiabá) – to be confirmed

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