See how the construction works for World Cup Stadiums looked like at the end of 2011

12/01/2012 - 16:04
The photo gallery, with the option of high resolution image download shows an overview of what the 2014 World Cup stadiums looked like at the end of the year

Belo Horizonte – Mineirão

With 1.5 thousand workers in action at the end of the year, the Mineirão started 2012 with 100% of its internal and external demolition works concluded. In addition, 85% of the internal foundation work and 75% of external foundation work have been concluded. The stadium will the venue of three Confederations Cup matches in 2013 and six 2014 World Cup matches, including a semi-final. The conclusion of the works is expected for the 21st of December 2012. The pitch has been lowered in 3.4 metres, so that spectators may sit closer. Furthermore, big screens are being installed, new access ways to the venue are being built and structural recovery work is being done. The stadium’s capacity will be of 67 thousand people.

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Brasilia – National Stadium

The National Stadium will be the venue of seven matches in 2014, one of them a Brazil game and the third place play-off. The venue, which will also play host to the opening match of the 2013 Confederations Cup, will have its capacity increased from 45 to 71 thousand people. The project has provided for a metal structure cover, new stands, the removal of the athletics track and the lowering of the pitch. The constructions works are on schedule. The official delivery date is at the end of 2012. In the current stage, the pillars that will surround the stands on the outside – and will support the cover - may be seen. Those in charge of the construction works, have the aim of achieving the highest level environmental certificate, awarded by the Green Building Council NGO. The roof will have solar panels, with a 2.5 megawatt capacity, which corresponds to the amount of energy necessary to run the stadium.

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Cuiabá – Pantanal Arena

The Pantanal Arena finished 2011 with almost 40% of its construction works concluded, according to the last delivery report issued by the Santa Barbara/Mendes Junior Consortium, in charge of the endeavour. The stadium is expected to be delivered in December 2012 and it will be the venue of four World Cup matches. The venture employs 650 people from several areas of civil construction and the number of employees should reach one thousand in 2012. The drainage and foundation works have been practically completed, including the earthworks for the football pitch. In May 2012 the new pitch will be planted.

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Curitiba – Baixada Arena

With an investment of R$ 234 million, according to the Responsibility Matrix, the club will increase the capacity of its stadium to 42 thousand people. The works are on schedule. The stadium is expected to be delivered in December 2012.  The stadium is expected to be reinaugurated in March 2013, month of the city’s anniversary. The interventions are presently completing the stands from the Madre Maria dos Anjos sector (parallel to Brasílio Itiberê). Furthermore, adaption work is being done to the VIP sector, the tribune of honour, press sector and changing rooms.
Monitoring/Ministry of Sport/December 2011

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Fortaleza – Castelão

Survey conducted by the consortium in charge of Castelão’s construction works shows that at the end of December 53% of the project had been concluded. The works are being done in four simultaneous stages. Two have been completely concluded. When finished, the venue will be the biggest stadium in the North/Northeast of the country. The stadium will be the stage of one of the 2013 Confederations Cup semi-finals and six 2014 World Cup matches. It is expected to be concluded by December 2012. Among the changes made, the pitch was lowered 4 metres to ensure total visibility to all supporters and a cover with thermal-acoustic isolation has been put in, able to offer fans more comfort and safety and improve television broadcasting.

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Manaus – Amazônia Arena

Stage of four first round matches in the World Cup, the stadium will have a fixed cover for the stands, made out of a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membrane, material that offers more durability, lighting and thermal comfort. The venue will have a restaurant, underground parking, access ways for people with special needs and systems for the reuse of water and natural ventilation. The venue will have a 43 thousand people capacity, with a total investment of R$ 533.2 million, R$ 400 million of it coming from federal financing. The delivery date has been set for June 2013. 

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Natal – Dunas Arena

The interventions anticipated for 2011 at the stadium in Natal for the 2014 World Cup, were concluded before schedule, according to information from the construction company in charge of the works and the government of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. The demolition work of the Machadinho and Machadão Gymnasium, drainage and earthworks, as well as the removal of the electricity network were all concluded. The stadium will be the venue of four first round matches of the World Cup. The venue will have a 45 thousand seat capacity. The works are expected to be finished by December 2013.

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Porto Alegre - Beira-Rio

After a period of a little over six months – consequence of the club and the construction company not seeing eye to eye -, internacional’s president Giovanni Luigi has guaranteed that building works start again on the 25th of January. With an estimated investment of R$ 290 million, according to the Responsibility Matrix updated in November 2011, the new Beira-Rio stadium will have a modern metal cover, which will protect the 60 thousand numbered sets, the ramps and access ways to the gates. The lower stand will be increased and will be closer to the pitch, and the whole of the lower ring will have boxes and special areas. According to the Responsibility Matrix the stadium’s delivery date has been set for December 2012.

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Recife – Pernambuco Arena

The Pernambuco Arena finished 2011 with 30% of its construction works concluded, according to information given by the construction company in charge. With 2,115 employees working day and night shifts the aim is to deliver the venue in time for the Confederations Cup, which will be held in June 2013. The earthworks, which were delayed due to winter rain, have been completed. The foundations works are at the final stage, with 85.4% concluded. In order to speed up the structure related works, rebar fabrication facilities have been set up in the building site and the pre-molded parts plants was increased in size. The number of employees should reach 2,500 during the peak of the works, between February and March this year. The stadium is expected to be ready by December 2012, according to the Responsibility Matrix.

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Rio de Janeiro - Maracanã

Stage of the big final in 2014, Maracanã finished 2011 with 2,700 workers in action, particularly in the assembly of the first parts for the new stands. In all, 2,748 parts will be assembled in the metal and concrete structure, which will be raised to meet FIFA requirements. In the second half of 2012 the new cover will be raised, which means that the stadium’s protected areas will increase from 24.35 thousand m² to 47.35 thousand m². Self-cleaning and translucent, the new cover will allow for uniform lighting conditions in the whole of the stands. The construction works are expected to be completed by February 2013. 

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Salvador - Fonte Nova

Host to three seeded teams during the 2014 World Cup and candidate to host Confederations Cup matches, in 2011 the Fonte Nova stadium concluded its demolition works, the recycling of materials from the old stadium, cleaning of the areas, foundation and earthworks. At the moment, the superstructure is being assembled (pre-molded parts and molded at the building site itself: pillars, beams and roof). When finished, the venue will have a 55 thousand seat capacity at an estimated cost of R$ 597 million, according to the World Cup Responsibility Matrix. The stadium’s delivery date is set for December 2012.

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São Paulo – Itaquera Arena

More than 20% of the constructions works of Corinthian’s future stadium have been concluded, according to Odebrecht - construction company in charge. The beams for the stands are made with pre-molded parts manufactured at the building site itself. At the end of 2011, 2,315 of the 3,200 stilts had been dug in, 448 concrete blocks had been put in, as well as 32 raker beams, which support the east stands. In addition to Brazil’s first match, in all, the stadium will be the venue to six World Cup matches, including a quarter-final and one of the semi-finals. The venue’s capacity will be of 68 thousand people and it is expected to be ready in December 2013.

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