Estadio Governador Magalhães Pinto (Mineirão)
|Clubs||Cruzeiro, Atletico Mineiro|
|Tournament||World Cup 2014|
|Inauguration||05.09.1965 (Minas Gerais State Team - River Plate, 1-0)|
|Construction||1959 - 1965|
|Renovations||2003, 2010 - 2013|
|Record attendance||132,834 (Cruzeiro - Villa Nova, 1997)|
|Cost||R$ 695 million|
Description: Estádio Mineirão
Due to its historical role the structure could not be dismantled and so authorities decided to redevelop it within existing concrete bowl. Upper tier of seating is preserved while lower one extended to be closer to the pitch. Existing roof is widened by steel trusses attached to the existing concrete ceiling. Redevelopment started in July 2010 and is to end in 2013.
Interview: “Extreme make-over” on a listed building
If you look at it from nearby avenues, the giant Mineirao may seem untouched by the World Cup redevelopment. Which means the architects were successful, fitting 350,000sqm seamlessly. Bruno Campos of BCMF Arquitetos tells us how and why it was done.
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?
A true temple of Brazilian football is certain to keep its legend alive after the 2014 World Cup. Not only will it host the tournament's semifinal, but its outer appearance remains as it used to be when it had capacity of 130,000 people.
Brazil: Fight against time ahead of Confederations Cup
As it turns out, no more than three arenas will be ready, while three others are well behind. Behind the initial, updated and final deadlines. Largest venues seem to be in worst position, but FIFA assures the tournament will be held as planned.
Brazil: Bitter-sweet reopening of Mineirão
Parking chaos, information chaos, technical flaws. It was bad enough for operator to be fined for Mineirão's first game after redevelopment. But on the other hand the game itself was a memorable moment with capacity crowd and hot atmosphere.
Brazil: Second opening, this time in Belo Horizonte
Another opening in less than a week and just like before – it’s not actually fit for a game yet, but formally finished. This time it’s the famous Mineirão, probably most renowned stadium after Maracana.
Brazil: FIFA confirmed Confederation Cup venues
All six stadiums submitted by Brazil were accepted by FIFA, even though two met with severe criticism a few months back for construction delays. Now we present current status (and photos) of all the chosen venues.
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.