|Cost||R$ 330 million|
|Address||Avenida Padre Cacique 891, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, 90180-240 Brasil|
Estadio Beira-Rio – tournament stadium description
In December 2010 the re development of dated Estadio Beira-Rio began. The southernmost stadium of 2014 World Cup was first opened in 1969 and required significant revamp to meet modern expectations.
Redesigned by Hype Studio, the stadium earned a new low tier of seating, bringing fans a lot closer to the action. Skyboxes were created between both tiers and atop the entire stadium. New external staircases were created to provide sufficient access for fans. The entire stadium was covered by a unique domed roof made of 65 individual leaf-shaped segments.
Works consumed R$ 330 million and ended in February 2014, only 4 months ahead of the World Cup. Major delays were caused by lack of financial model and halted cooperation with general contractor. The project was financed mostly privately by Internacional.
During the World Cup capacity went down to just 48,849 seats, but eventual size may reach 60,000 people.
World Cup games:
|Phase||Game||Attendance||Date (local time)|
|Group E||France 3–0 Honduras||43,012||15/06/2014 16:00|
|Group B||Australia 2–3 Netherlands||42,877||18/06/2014 13:00|
|Group H||South Korea 2–4 Algeria||42,732||22/06/2014 16:00|
|Group F||Nigeria 2–3 Argentina||43,285||25/06/2014 13:00|
|Round of 16||Germany 2–1 Algeria||43,063||30/06/2014 17:00|
|22 goals / Avg: 4.4||Total: 214,969 / Avg: 42,994|
Brazil: Only 16 stadiums ranked above average
Brazilian sports ministry ranked 155 football stadia across the country, giving them notes of 1-5 stars. Just 16 venues were given 4-5 stars, while 88 were ranked 1-2.
Brazil: Record World Cup attendance (theoretically)
The World Cup was seen live from the stands by almost 3,43 million people. Or so says FIFA, who haven’t disclosed actual number of viewers, sharing only number of distributed tickets.
Report: How much did Brazil spend on World Cup stadiums?
Cost overruns and ‘white elephant’ fears are a frequent title lately. But reality isn’t black and white – Brazilian stadiums are hardly the most expensive ever and some seem to be a really good deal for the taxpayers.
World Cup: Brazil’s games quite exclusive
Starting value of average matchday ticket is half of what many Brazilians earn. No surprise that 90% of locals attending World Cup matches are from two richest social groups and are almost never black.
World Cup: Your matchday photos matter!
As with every mega event covered at StadiumDB.com, we reach out to our Users present on location. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, have photos of local stadiums and would like to share any – this message is for you.
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.
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.
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.