Arena da Baixada
|Tournament||World Cup 2014|
|Cost||360 mln R$|
|Design||Carlos Arcos Arquitetura, 360 Architecture|
Arena da Baixada – design description
The existing stadium in central Curitiba was set for expansion ahead of the 2014 World Cup. As one of private reconstructions across Brazil, the stadium was aimed to maximize profit as a multi-event arena with retractable roof. However the mobile panels were cut from the original plan due to increasing delays.
The stadium is to have a new south side, new roof structure based on steel trusses and brand new visual identity.
Curitiba: First ever Brazilian game under retractable roof
On Easter Sunday fans of Atletico Paranaense witnessed the first game at Arena da Baixada under closed retractable roof. This marks the end of reconstruction for the stadium.
Curitiba: Latin America’s first retractable roof under way
It should have been ready for the World Cup, but wasn’t. So now work is back in progress in Curitiba to deliver Latin America’s first retractable roof. Arena da Baixada to make history again.
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?
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 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: Curitiba avoids the axe, not dropped from 2014 host list
Arena da Baixada is still the most delayed stadium of 2014 World Cup, but will not be dropped from the host list, against suggestions from some FIFA representatives.
Brazil: More workers needed in Curitiba
This week saw two major visits of officials from the government and FIFA to evaluate work progress at Arena da Baixada. The only stadium threatened with losing its spot in the 2014 World Cup needs more funds to increase the pace.
Brazil: Curitiba losing World Cup games? FIFA demands guarantees
Though it's Sao Paulo that saw crane falling onto the stands, Curitiba's redeveloped Arena da Baixada is now the most delayed stadium of the 2014 World Cup. Today FIFA questioned the construction pace and threatened to drop the city, unless delivery is guaranteed by February 18.
Curitiba: Final phases for Arena da Baixada
At the same time several key elements are being delivered and in January the stadium will look finished. Over 90% of the structure and its facilities are done. Now it's time for the football field and seats.
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: Workers could have died? Construction halted in Curitiba
Labour tribunal ordered for the site to be abandoned until safe working conditions are created. This decision comes as another hit for Curitiba's Arena da Baixada, one of five most delayed projects of 2014 World Cup.
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.