See aerial pictures of the Dunas Arena. Ninety per cent of construction works have been finished

20/09/2013 - 13:00
Pitch was mowed for the first time last week

Pictures: Canindé Soares/ Reproduction not authorised#The Dunas Arena is in its final stages of construction, indeed, 90% of the project had been finished this Wednesday (18.09), according to information provided by the government of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. The pitch was mowed for the first time and should be ready for use in 70 days. The pitch was laid down on 14 and 15 August.

Another area they are working on is the ground’s roof. Three of the 20 petal-shaped modules that are part of the structure have been put up, while another two are being assembled. All of the 20 modules are at the building site already. The metal support for the seats have been put in. The electrical, hydraulics, piping installations have been done and the internal finishing of several sectors is well on the way.

 Currently, 1,800 thousand builders are at work, split between three shifts. With delivery date set for December 2013, the Dunas Arena will have capacity for 42 thousand people during the World Cup, with 10 thousand temporary seats. After the World Cup, the stadium will cater for a crowd of up to 32 thousand people.

The pictures in this article were taken by photographer Canindé Soares, who flew over the stadium this Wednesday morning (18.09).

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