Estádio Kléber Andrade
|Cost||R$ 100 million|
|Construction||03.2010 - 02.2014|
Estádio Kléber Andrade – design description
Old stadium here was opened back in 1983 and was initially planned to hold even 80,000 people. However, due to financial constraints the home side Rio Branco never managed to finalise this dream. The same reason led to the club transferring their stadium to state authorities of Espirito Santo in 2008 for renovation.
Decision was made to completely rebuild the ground. In 2009 design was created and envisaged two massive single-tiered stands holding over 11,000 people each. Both sections are placed along the pitch and running track, leaving vast space for expansion to even 44,000, should demand grow. Most distinctive feature is surely the roof with its circular shape.
Construction started in March 2010 and was due in 20 months, but the deadline was never met. Currently the delivery of this project is expected in February 2014.
New stadiums: Allianz Parque and “the great wheel”
Last night saw a hardly satisfying debut of Allianz Parque, seeing hosts Palmeiras lose to Sport Recife 0:2. But the stadium is still captivating, just like the one-of-a-kind Estadio Kleber Andrade!