In conjunction with our Rio+20 coverage, Future Cape Town looks at the progress of stadia under construction in Brazil in anticipation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Rio de Janeiro 56% complete
Scheduled for completion in February 2013, the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro is set to be one of the most prolific. The stadium in Brazil’s second largest city is set to host the final of the Confederations Cup in 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup final. The stadium will also host four first-stage matches, and two quater-finals. With a projected capacity of 79,000 covered seats, final roof construction is due to be completed in October 2012. Access to health and catering facilities will also be improved during construction.
Manaus 41% complete
Located between the international airport and the centre of the capital of Amazonas, the Arena Amazon stadium is slated to host four 2014 World Cup matches- all in the first phase of the competition. Final delivery is expected in June 2013, with the final design catering for 44,000 fans and boasting covered bleachers, rainwater reuse systems and a natural ventilation system to reduce energy consumption.