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  1. 1. THE GREAT STAGES OF THE 2014 BRASIL FIFA WORLD CUP By. José Palomino The international event is becoming more and more close, 3.179.486 spectators (around 49.679 per game) attended the 2010 FIFA Cup held in South Africa. This time Brazil is making technological improvements to overcome this mark. Brazil was previously the host country in 1950, which was the first tournament to be held after the Second World War. On that occasion technologically their stadiums were ready to meet the demand for viewers of the world cup; in recent years there have been some restoration to the stadiums to prevent its spoilage. However, some stadiums currently do not cover the demand generated by the soccer tournament that will take place. So Brasil has decided to demolish some stadiums and build stadiums that reflect the architectural and technological ability that has the country for pleasure of the spectators. There will be 12 football stadiums in Brazil were will host the events of the tournament. The Sao Paulo stadium construction project is scheduled for the beginning of 2014; it will be the inauguration, the inaugural match and will host 5 matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup of Brazil, where one of them will be for the semi-finals. To perform this ambitious project it is estimated that nearly 6000 workers different throughout the period of the works should be used. In the future, this stadium remains as the main stadium of the Corinthians Paulista sport club. The city of Salvador in Brazil was the first capital of this country. One quarters match, another eighth match and 4 matches of the first phase of the tournament in the Octavio Mangabeira stadium, formerly known as the Fonte Nove stadium which was inaugurated on January 28 of 1951 and demolished three years later to accommodate more spectators in the stadium. The rebuilt Stadium has a capacity of 52048 spectators, a panoramic restaurant and a museum of Brazilian soccer. Its infrastructure was designed specifically to be a tourist and commercial center, with shops, hotels and a theater. The second capital of Brazil was the city Rio de Janeiro where is currently the Maracanã Stadium built for the World Cup in 1950 and was developed where the final Brazil Vs. Uruguay. At this stage will develop seven matches, including the final of the tournament on July 13. The projects planned for the stadium is the complete demolition of the lower ring for the construction of a new stand with better visibility, improvement of monumental ramps, a ceiling installation which will have the capacity of accommodating rain water for reuse and replacement of all seats. This stadium is known as "the world's largest stadium" since on they came to congregate around 200000 people and possesses several records of attendance in the history of the soccer. Additionally the stadium becomes an attraction for visitors with the Glass Tower. The third and current capital of Brazil, Brasilia, has the National Stadium in the country, where focuses with ecological construction projects, focusing on the absence of emissions of carbon, use recycling and access to all types of public transport. Refurbished and reopened in 2008, it is used for major concerts, cultural
  2. 2. and sports events. It is considered the second largest with a capacity for 68009 spectators and will be the setting of 7 matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. These four stadiums are the most important to be the country to develop this event, but the 8 remaining do not stop either from it. These are: • The Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizontte, House of the Athletic mineiro and the Athletic cruzeiro. • The sand Pantanal called "Big green" by the flora and fauna of the region in Cuiaba. • The Baixada arena (Joaquim Americo Stadium) with the reputation of one of the most modern in the country in Curitiba. • The Governor Placido Castelo stadium with expectations of being one of the liveliest of the tournament in Fortaleza. • The Amazonia arena (old Vialdao stadium) located in the heart of world’s most extensive forest in Manaus. • The Das Dunes stadium with a daring design in the shape of dunes in Natall. • The Beira-Rio Stadium raised in a filling of the Guaíba river in Porto Alegre. • The Pernambuco arena located in the middle of a neighborhood with about 5,000 homes in Recife. These are the other stadiums which will host the world event, where some of these are now under construction or remodeling, but it is considered that each stadium will success in leaving in the spectators some unforgettable memories of the tournament with infrastructure and innovative and creative technology that has this great host country, Brazil. But we cannot forget that thanks to this event that unites us by the passion of football soccer, also unites our countries and our hearts. With these stadiums Brazil wants to break brands and make a mark in history, for the second time.