Porto Alegre: Beira-Rio not ready until 10 days before the World Cup?!
source: StadiumDB.com; author: michał
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.
The 2014 World Cup host stadium in Porto Alegre is currently the most-commented arena in Brazil. Structurally it's well prepared for the tournament, but the owner (SC Internacional) only carried out the works provisioned in Hype Studio's design, not including the temporary event infrastructure required by FIFA.
That part should be covered by public authorities, but until yesterday it wasn't clear if this will happen. Rio Grande do Sul state parliament had to pass a bill guaranteeing tax breaks for suppliers of temporary structures at the venue. This way the public funding was cut to an amount affordable by Porto Alegre municipality.
"We have already spoken to some companies who have shown very positive signs about making a commitment," Porto Alegre's mayor Jose Fortunati said during a press conference.
"We will probably pass the deadline of May 21 but by the end of the month we will definitely have in place the structures needed for the fans."