Stadium scheduled to host 2014 World Cup’s opening game isn’t subject to much controversy any more. Pace should allow workers to reach 60% of the structure by the end of the year – globo.com reports.
Tomorrow the construction site in Sao Paulo will celebrate its first birthday. It’s a year since works have began and progress is estimated to be at 38% of the future venue. Times when the Itaquera-based stadium was widely discussed (2010/11) as a reason for Sao Paulo to lose the opening game or even all matches of the 2014 World Cup are long gone.
It seems the arena will be ready half a year before June 12th, when first game of the tournament is to be played. Deadline is set at December 2013 which is the last deadline accepted by FIFA, but still subject to some flexibility.
By the end of this year main contractor, Odebrecht, plans to reach 60% and early next year works on roof structure should begin. Supplier of lighting system both for the floodlights and external illumination has been chosen recently. It’s the German giant Osram.