Arena Pantanal (Estádio José Fragelli, Estádio Verdão)
|Clubs||Mixto, Bergo, Operario, Dom Bosco, CEC|
|Tournament||World Cup 2014|
|Construction||26.05.2010 - 2012|
|Cost||342 mln R$|
|Contractor||Santa Barbara / Mendes Júnior|
|Within the project||leisure centre, conference and retail spaces, parking lots for 2580 cars.|
|Notice||After the 2014 World Cup capacity will be decreased to 28 000 by dismantling of upper tiers behind goals.|
Brazil: White elephant? Quite the opposite!
Both domestically and internationally this stadium was sentenced to a life of empty stands and mediocre event calendar. That’s not the case as Arena Pantanal hosts more than one game a week.
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?
New stadium: Arena Pantanal
This is the very last new stadium we’re adding ahead of the World Cup. Why so late? Well, it’s late itself and there’s been little quality material since FIFA took over at the site.
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.
Brazil: Another tragic accident, this time in Cuiaba
35 days before the World Cup four stadiums are still under construction and delays are growing. As if that wasn’t bad enough, another worker was killed yesterday. He was electrocuted at Arena Pantanal.
Brazil 2014: Nervous finish, opening in Curitiba and Cuiaba
While the countdown is at 76 days, three stadiums are yet to be opened before the World Cup. Two of them will welcome first fans within the next few days.
Brazil: Fire compromised stability of Arena Pantanal?
Revealed by Reuters last weekend, a report by state authorities suggests that fire from October 2013 could “compromise the overall stability of the construction” in Cuiaba.
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.
Brazil: First roof segment installed in Cuiaba
The 83-ton steel truss was yesterday mounted atop the northern stand of Arena Pantanal. Four more will cover this stand, while overall surface of the roof is to reach 25,600 sqm.
Brazil: Will FIFA avoid ‘ghost viewers’?
It seems impossible to get rid of, but FIFA attempts to minimize it. And by ‘it’ we mean ghost viewers – with tickets sold, but left unused. Number of such spots may reach several thousand per game.
Brazil 2014: Record sales of hospitality packages
Though it’s only 7 months since premium seats at Brazilian stadiums went on sale for the 2014 World Cup, targeted income already exceeds expectations and is higher than total hospitality revenue from South Africa’s 2010 World Cup.