Photos and video: Pantanal Arena gets to the end of 2011 with 38% of its building works concluded

02/01/2012 - 16:46
Monitoring from the Ministry of Sport shows advances in the Cuiabá stadium, which will the venue of four 2014 World Cup matches

Photo: Ministry of Sport#

The Pantanal Arena gets to the end of the year with 38% of its building works concluded, according to the last delivery report issued by the Santa Barbara/Mendes Junior Consortium, in charge of the works in Cuiabá (capital of the state of Mato Grosso, in the Central West region of Brazil). The stadium is expected to be ready by December 2012 and it will be the stage of four 2014 World Cup matches.

The constructions works employs 650 people in several areas of civil construction, number which should reach one thousand workers in 2012. The venue will encompass an area of 300 thousand metres squared and a capacity of 43 thousand people.

The stadium’s roof is ready in three of the four storeys that will be built in the west sector. In addition, concrete parts have started to be laid down and will support the stands. The access towers (stairs and lifts) are also well on their way.

In the east sector, two storeys have had their roof put in and the access towers may already been seen. In its initial stage, the north sector begins to be built with pillars, beams and roof. It is in this sector that the first metal structures will be put up, procedure which should take places in the first quarter of 2012, starting a new stage in the venue’s construction works.  The south sector will also have metal structures put in the following stage.

In all, 30% of the metal pieces that will be used in building the removable stands are ready and stored in the building site. The metal structures are detachable, allowing for the stadium’s capacity to be reduced in 30%.

Photo: Ministry of Sport#

Other stages
The Pantanal Arena building site has a pre-molded parts plant that will produce 7,107 parts. 70 % of these parts have been made already, 98% of the parts for the roofs, 86% of the pre-molded beams, 70% of pillars, 38% of raker beams and 25% of the stands.

The drainage and foundation work are practically finished, including the earthworks for the football pitch, which is 105 metres long and 69 metres wide. In May 2012, the lawn will be planted.

The Pantanal Arena landscaping project will have a wide wooded area and regional species will be preserved. There will be approximately 3,200 trees, 2,080 of which will be planted as environmental recovery, reaching an area of 21 thousand metres squared. Concern with the environment is one of the factors that reinforce the concept of sustainability of the venue, which is aiming at being awarded the LEED certificate (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) that attests the environmental quality of a building.

World Cup Portal

Every month, the monitoring team from the Ministry of Sport visits stadiums, airports and urban mobility services to show in images and videos, what is being done in each of the 12 host cities. Watch the video that shows the progress of the Pantanal Arena construction works in October and November 2011:


Follow up the monitoring of the constructions works of other stadiums for the World Cup:

» Images show progress construction works at Mineirão, in Belo Horizonte
» Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador gets to the end of 2011 with 40% of the construction works concluded
» Almost 52% of the constructions works at Castelão have been concluded
» Pantanal Arena gets to the end of 2011 with 38% of its building works concluded
» Follow up the current stage of Maracanã construction works
» 30% of the construction works of the Pernambuco Arena have been concluded


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