Photos and video: Images show the work and progress of construction works at Mineirão in Belo Horizonte

21/12/2011 - 15:32
External and internal demolition works, lowering of the pitch and the installing of tuned mass dampers have all been completed

Photo: Ministry of Sports#

The Governor Magalhães Pinto Stadium, or Mineirão will be the stage of three matches in the 2013 Confederations Cup and six in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, including one of the semi-finals. The refurbishment works are expected to be concluded by the 21st of December 2012. With 1,500 builders at work, 100% of the external and internal demolition works have been concluded, 85% of the internal area´s foundation has been put in and 75% in the external area.

In the stadium’s surrounding area, which will have an esplanade aimed at leisure activities, 60% of the pre-moulded parts are ready and in fact, 25% of them have already been installed. In the stadium itself, all of the tuned mass dampers have been installed, 15% of the new lower stands structure has been concluded and 95% of the earthworks have been done. With the modernisation work, the venue will offer 64 thousand seats with 100% visibility.

Photo: Ministry of Sport#

In compliance with the project, the pitch was lowered 3.4 metres – so that spectators may be closer to the match -, the structure has been recovered, big screens have been installed and new access ways to the venue have been built, as well new changing rooms, 68 toilets, 28 snack bars and VIP stands with over 6 thousand seats. Moreover, the new stadium will have 90 private boxes, panoramic restaurant and a car park with 2 thousand covered spaces and 600 uncovered.

The stadium’s capacity will increase from 67 to 76 thousand people. The press sector will be able to house 3 thousand journalists, with studios, conference room and interview area. The stadium’s roof will have solar panels, as part of the aim of being awarded the LEED certificate (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which rates buildings as environmentally sustainable or not.

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 Mineirão constructions 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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