At the end of July 2013, 84.42% of construction works at the Corinthians Arena had been finished. The stadium, which will be the stage of the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has seen an increase in the pace of the finishing work being done in several work fronts, such as toilets, stairs, floorboards and internal and external walls.
Sown on 26 June, the pitch has already been cut once and continues to be treated with compost and fertilisers, so that it is ready at the end of September. While builders and technicians assemble metal structures for the roof in the south and north sectors, others are putting up the glass on the west side of the façade, using a total of 1,340 pieces, each in different shapes and colours.
Finishing work is being done to the roof on the east and west sides. Finishing is also progressing steadily in the changing rooms, as well as in the future shops, snack bars and restaurants.
In addition to the 2014 World Cup opening match, the Corinthians Arena will play host to another five games of the tournament. The stadium’s capacity will be of 65 thousand people. There will be 48 thousand conventional seats and 17 thousand retractable seats, required by FIFA for the opening match and that will be removed after the tournament. Delivery date has been set for December 2013.