Heading for Brasil 2014:
Stadiums under Construction (OCT 2011)
World Cup Soccer 2014 will be hosted by Brazil. Twelve cities have been selected as host cities. Modern stadiums are being constructed there. An overview of the progress of these constructions, in October 2011.
The 12 host cities:
Rio de Janeiro (RJ), São Paulo (SP), Belo Horizonte (MG), Brasília (DF), Porto Alegre (RS), Curitiba (PR), Cuiabá (MT), Salvador (BA), Recife (PE), Natal (RN), Fortaleza (CE), Manaus (AM)
Update at the end of October 2011:
Rio de Janeiro (RJ): 30 %
The old entrance was demolished in October. The existing ring was renovated; new floors were laid, and four new entrances were constructed. Foundations were laid for the new grandstands. It is expected that the stadium will be completed in February 2013.
São Paulo (SP): 15 %
Earthworks of the area have been completed for 64 percent. Piling works are on the way, and the first pillars are erected already. It is expected that the stadium will be completed in December 2013.
Belo Horizonte (MG): 38 %
Earthworks have been completed for 95 procent. All shock absorbers for the new stands are placed. There has been major progress with the foundations: the fortification of concrete, perforation, concreting. The structures were subject to close monitoring. It is expected that the stadium will be completed in December 2012.
Brasília (DF): 40 %
The construction of this stadium is ahead of schedule. All foundation tubes are placed. 64 Percent of the stands of the lower ring is mounted already. It is expected that the stadium will be completed in December 2012.
Porto Alegre (RS): 28 %
Still nothing is done. The dispute between soccer club Internacional with a contractor is not resolved yet. When the construction contract is signed, it is expected that the construction works will last about 18 months.
Curitiba (PR): 60 %
Finally, the first works at this stadium, the latter of the twelve, have started. Next to the stadium, foundations were laid for a new building. Soccer Club Atlético-PR still may play their matches in the stadium, and only in 2012 the club needs to see for an alternative location, when some reforms will take place inside the stadium. It is expected that the stadium will be completed in June 2013.
Cuiabá (MT): 32 %
Earthworks and drainage of the area is almost fully completed. The platforms of the stands, the elevator shafts, and stairwells are already visible. It is expected that the stadium will be completed in December 2012.
Salvador (BA): 30 %
Progress has been made with the structures of the superstructure, the placement of the pillars, beams and plates. The stadium is expected to be completed in December 2012 or February 2013.
Recife (PE): 20 %
The foundation works are complete for about 80 percent. The first structure works have been completed for 15 percent. More than 1600 construction workers are active at the site, and it is expected that 30 percent of the work will be completed at the end of 2011. About fifty percent will be complete in March 2012. It is expected that the stadium may be completed in February 2013.
Natal (RN): 10 %
Finally, demolition of the old stadium had started. It is scheduled to last four months. The old gymnasium is also demolished. Earthworks have been started then. It is expected that the stadium in December 2013.
Fortaleza (CE): 45 %
The first phase, which commenced in August, was completed in October. In November the second phase will begin. Six World Cup matches are scheduled to take place in this stadium. At the end of 2011, it is expected that fifty percent of the construction works is completed. It is expected that the stadium will be completed in December 2012.
Manaus (AM): 27 %
For this stadium, four World Cup matches are scheduled. Some of the stands are already installed, already good for 2000 seats. It is expected that the stadium will be completed in June 2013.
By Dr. Adriano Antoine Robbesom
Original text in Dutch, translation with help of Google Translator
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