Arena Corinthians (Estádio do Corinthians em Itaquera)
|Tournament||World Cup 2014|
|Construction||30.05.2011 - 12.2013|
|Cost||920 mln R$|
|Notice||Permenent seating will be set at 48 000, additional sections for 20 000 seats will be temporary, solely for the World Cup.|
Description: Arena Corinthians
New stadium for the football club Corinthians is growing in eastern district of Itaquera, perceived as unattractive due to low living standards. The venue is built with private funding (though with preferential loans from public banks). When ready, it will hold 48,000 people.
Public funding is provided for the temporary sections that will be used during 2014 World Cup. Due to FIFA capacity requirements for opening venue, the Sao Paulo stadium will have a temporary capacity of 65,000.
Construction along very controversial design by CDC Arquitectos began as the last of 2014-projects, in May 2011. Despite financing problems, permanent structure is hoped to be delivered by the end of 2013, while additional tournament sections behind goals will be added later.
Sao Paulo: Painful early years for Arena Corinthians
It’s been 2.5 years since the 2014 World Cup opening venue began its operation. And still it’s not finished, nor does it have a naming rights partner or manages to sell the business seats.
Brazil: Corruption mars stadiums of 2014 World Cup
Shocking news came from Brazil, where newly-built stadiums might be part of a greater corruption scandal. Arena Corinthians already is and new information about its construction have surfaced.
Sao Paulo: Corinthians in trouble over new stadium?
One of Brazil’s most popular football clubs is reportedly in a financial crisis after huge problems with the long-awaited Arena Corinthians. Construction won’t end until next month.
Sao Paulo: Temporary stands dismantling begins
For the opening game stadium the World Cup is over. Starting Thursday, capacity of the stadium will be down to 48,000, while dismantling of the temporary stands should last until November.
World Cup: All stadiums tested, no serious incidents
Some may argue that safety infractions happened, that stadiums aren’t ready. But in all fairness Brazil is proving to be a great host for tourists. And if Japanese fans cleaning litter make headlines, nothing serious is going wrong, eh?
Sao Paulo: Another test below expectations
FIFA specifically ordered a further test game for Arena Corinthians to assure at least one game with all stands opened will be played. But once more only 40,000 people were allowed inside yesterday.
Brazil: Stressful finish for the late three hosts
Cuiaba stadium is handed over to FIFA today, but seats weren’t installed until two days ago. In Sao Paulo the recent test game proved not enough and one more is planned. Meanwhile Curitiba’s Arena da Baixada remains most delayed.
Sao Paulo: Bitter opening of Arena Corinthians
It’s not the first and surely not last stadium opened before works end. But this one is in the global spotlight as opening venue of the World Cup in 24 days. Yesterday it saw its last, 8th test event.
Sao Paulo: Stadium change means a change in supporting model
Supporters of South America’s richest club, Corinthians, are getting ready for their first league game at Arena Corinthians. Ticket prices went up by 40% and the club attempts to educate fans about the importance of taking the right seat.
Sao Paulo: Already seven opening games at Itaquerão
And the last 8th one will come next Sunday. Yesterday Corinthians fans watched 6 exhibition games with roughly a quarter of all capacity available to supporters.
Sao Paulo: Itaquerão handed over, but still under construction
Yesterday a symbolic delivery ceremony took place inside Arena Corinthians. But the club won’t be able to play an official game here for nearly a month. Construction works are rushing towards the finish line.
Sao Paulo: Arena Corinthians partially closed for World Cup?
The state prosecutor's office warned Wednesday that safety improvements needed to be made to the stadium. Unless safety improves, parts of the stadium may be closed, even during the FIFA tournament.
Sao Paulo: Another death at Arena Corinthians
It's the third casualty in Sao Paulo's Itaquera district and seventh at World Cup stadiums overall. This time rescue efforts proved futile after Fabio Hamilton da Cruz fell almost 8 meters down.
Sao Paulo: Last roof truss mounted, progress at 98%
Several hours ago the missing roof fragment was mounted in northern part of Arena Corinthians. This is where tragedy unfolded in late November. Soon the stadium will reach its final appearance.
Sao Paulo: Arena Corinthians a month late again
Less than 4 weeks – this is how little time will be left until the World Cup when Arena Corinthians opens in mid-May. But FIFA assures everything will still be ready in time.
Sao Paulo: Accident site cleared
After two months the tragic accident site at Arena Corinthians was cleared yesterday. Now work is to resume in this part of the construction, expected to end in April.
Brazil: Sao Paulo will be ready in time
Removal of the collapsed part of the roof began, while additional, temporary stands are under construction. Overall the stadium is said to be 97% ready. FIFA assured the opening game will be held at Arena Corinthians.
Sao Paulo: Arena Corinthians no sooner than mid-April
It's a record-breaking delay, but circumstances are equally disturbing and FIFA assures there are no plans of relocating the opening game to another city. Arena Corinthians will be ready no sooner than April 14 or 15, just 59 days before the World Cup.
2014 World Cup: Six stadiums to miss FIFA deadline
Brazilian sports minister admitted that not three, but all six stadiums still under construction will miss the December-2013 deadline set by FIFA. Though alarming, it doesn't mean trouble for the hosts just yet.
Sao Paulo: Arena Corinthians under construction again
Though part of the site is still off-limits, most workers are returning to deliver Arena Corinthians as soon as possible. The construction site has been shut down for five days following Wednesday's tragedy.