|Tournament||World Cup 2014|
|Cost||200 - 270 mln R$|
|Construction||2010 - 2012|
|Design||Fernando Balvedi, Gabriel Garcia, Maurício Santos (Hype Studio)|
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?
Porto Alegre: Grand weekend at Gigante do Beira-Rio
Roughly 100,000 people took part in spectacular reopening of Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre. Redeveloped giant celebrated its 45th birthday, while Internacional enjoyed 105 years in operation.
Porto Alegre: Beira-Rio not ready until 10 days before the World Cup?!
While the stadium itself is delivered, its surroundings and temporary World Cup facilities still require work. Previous FIFA deadline cannot be met, so now tests of the prepared infrastructure need to start no later than June 5.
Porto Alegre: “There is no pavement, it takes three months!”
There’s only 89 days left until the 2014 World Cup, but work is still ongoing in many areas. Recently opened Estadio Beira-Rio has almost none of the surrounding infrastructure, earning further criticism from FIFA.
Porto Alegre: Beira-Rio open again
The first test game of redeveloped “Gigante” in Porto Alegre went smoothly. Especially on the pitch, where Internacional dominated Caxias 4:0. Only 10,000 people were allowed in, but more seats should be available soon.
Porto Alegre: Beira-Rio three days before reopening
The World Cup host venue in Porto Alegre will see its first test event on Saturday, first time ever with completely covered stands. How does this amazing project look three days before reopening?
Porto Alegre: ‘Palm-leaf’ membrane installed atop Beira-Rio
This unique roof isn’t completely ready yet, but Estadio Beira-Rio already has all 65 membrane segments mounted over the stands. Each of them resembles a palm leaf.
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.
Porto Alegre: First 'leaf' assembled at Beira-Rio
In 2014 there will be 65 of them and it's these elements that will create the impressive dome over Beira-Rio's stands. But so far the first giant leaf-shaped segment is being assembled, to be installed tomorrow.
New stadium: Porto Alegre is all blue
Or at least was yesterday, when blue light was shooting high in the sky, covering Porto Alegre's skyline. Blue light from a stadium that has blue roof, blue seats, blue facades, blue floors and walls...
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.