Now with 97% of its upgrade works complete, the Beira‑Rio stadium in Porto Alegre (capital of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil), is in the final renovation stage for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The delivery stage procedures and inspections for the venue began on the 2nd of January.
According to a video posted by Sport Club Internacional, artificial turf is being laid around the pitch and nearly all reflectors and seats are now in place. The rooftop membrane now has 52 opaque modules in a total of 65 sheets that make up the rooftop.
Although the membrane in the rooftop has not yet been entirely placed (this will be in completed during the inspections stage), the stadium can now host matches provided that the applicable licenses are obtained from the relevant authorities.
World Cup Matches
The Beira‑Rio Stadium will stage five matches as part of the World Cup finals, and the first game will see France play Honduras (Group E) on 15 June. On 18 June, the showdown will be within Group B: the Netherlands – current runner‑up – will face Australia.
The third match in Porto Alegre will see Algeria play South Korea (Group H), and is scheduled for 22 June. On 25 June, Group F seeded team Argentina plays its last match in the group stage against Nigeria.
Porto Alegre will also stage a showdown in the round of 16 between the first place in Group G – Germany, Portugal, Ghana, and the United States – and the second place in Group H – Belgium, Algeria, Russia, and South Korea. The challenge will be on 30 June.
Video (in Portuguese)