At the end of January, 90.1% of construction works of the Pernambuco Arena had been finished, according to information from the developer in charge of the project. The stands have been put up and the seats have started to be assembled. The stadium in Recife (capital of the state of Pernambuco, Brazil’s northeast) will be the stage of three Confederations Cup matches and another five World Cup games. The seats of the upper ring started to be up this week.
» Click on the side of each picture to compare the arena in October 2012 (to the left) to the current pictures (to the right)
The services to prepare the area for the pitch to be laid down have also been started. Drainage works are expected to be finished by March. At the beginning of April, the pitch - being grown at Náutico's Training Centre to then be transported to the arena -will be laid down.
The project’s next steps are the roof, which should be finished this month and the big screen that will be put up. The solar energy plant of the Pernambuco Arena is also being implemented, which will have 1 MW of power, equivalent to the average consumption of six thousand people. The system is made up of panels that capture solar energy and convert it into energy traditionally used in industries and households, with the assistance of an inverter.
There are 4,600 people working at the building site, working around two shifts and the project’s delivery date has been set for April. The ground’s inaugural match has been scheduled for 14 June 2013, as announced by the Government of the State of Pernambuco. The project has been budgeted in R$ 529.5 million, with R$ 397.1 million coming from federal financing. The venue will have capacity for 46 thousand people and 4,700 parking spaces.