Host to three seeded teams during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and still in the run to be a venue of the 2013 Confederations Cup matches, the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador (capital of the state of Bahia in the Northeast region of Brazil) has concluded works related to the demolition stages, material recycling from the old stadium, cleaning of the area, earthworks and foundations. By the end of 2011, 40% of the construction works had been completed.
The future venue is assembling its superstructure (pillars, beams and roof). In addition, the first level of stands have begun to be put in, which will have a total of 55 thousand seats, at a predicted cost of R$ 597 million, according to the World Cup Responsibility Matrix. The construction works are expected to be concluded by December 2012.
After being finished, the Fonte Nova stadium will be covered by a light metal structure, it will also have 50 private boxes, 62 toilets, 46 bars, a panoramic restaurant, press area, covered car park with 1,800 spaces and a football museum. Since 2009, the city has a modern training ground, the Pituaçu Arena, which may be used by national teams that play in Salvador.
A memorandum of understanding signed with iContent, an events agency from the state of Bahia, guarantees that by 2013, the venue will be the stage of international music concerts, New Year’s celebrations and a party during the Bonfim festival, a traditional religious procession that brings together approximately one million people every year.
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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 Arena Fonte Nova construction works in October and November 2011:
Follow up the monitoring of the constructions works of other stadiums for the World Cup:
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