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WorldCupJoe

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  1. Whohoo! 3 out of 12 stadiums completed. Congrats to Salvador. Are they going to build the temporary stand in the empty space for the confederations cup too, or just for the world cup?
  2. Time to follow this project more closely. Interesting. They will finish it on time, no doubt about it. But they really have to speed up. Always nice to have a little drama during the build-up to a tournament. Good thing they've prevented a third strike (or fourth or fifth, how much is it?) Time to rewrite and add some things do this article: http://www.worldcupofjoe.com/1/post/2013/01/the-maracan-way.html
  3. Thanks for the updates! Salvador is becoming my favorite more and more. Great stadium with a cool roof structure and the color of the seats makes it look really fresh.
  4. That is exactly what i thought. But it's stylish and well done The city posters are very different tough, don't know if i like it. They don't have the same style, some are abstract, some are expressionistic, impressionistic etc etc. Not one particular style, makes it a bit messy. But it's hard to pick a favorite. I think i'm going with Porto Alegre's.
  5. Thanks for the updates Bezzi. What is the point of the open space in Salvador by the way?
  6. Never knew that the teams have so much influence and that they kept the stadium open because the teams wanted to. Why didn't the FIFA put pressure on the teams to play somewhere else? "They underestimated the ammount of work that needed to be done". - Which also includes the fact that they didn't know about the bad condition of the roof in the first place.
  7. I saw this article on the Prensa Latina New Agency: ........"According to Emop (Municipal Public Works Company), two workers' strikes, one in August and the other in September, 2001, affected the renovation plan.". A third shift, working at night, was established in July to speed up the project, but delays continued and investment costs skyrocketed.... Are the strikes the only reason for the delay? and when they introduced a third shift, working during the night, how come the delay and investment cost continued to build up? I know labour is expensive but still...
  8. That's not a good. But on the other hand SAL |..................87%..| BRA |.................84%...| RIO |................80%....| REC |...............77%.....| Salvador and Brasilia are on schedule (right ) and Recife put the pedal to the metal too. 18 days before kick-off is late, but no too late. But is does show bad planning and i hope that that is just restricted to the MaracanĂ£ and not to other stadiums and/or infrastructure (although i think isn't)
  9. Thanks for the info. That's nicely on time for the Confederations Cup. Are the other three Confederations Cup stadiums also on schedule or are there problems with some? With the other three i mean the three stadiums that aren't finished yet. So Brasilia, Recife and Rio.
  10. Looking forward to the group A matches. Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Japan. Nice games. I'll think Brazil and Mexico will go to the semi's. Mexico vs. Italy will be a tough battle..
  11. You have a point there, new stadiums are always cheaper than renovating old ones. But could it be that brazil wants to showcase its football history? And that that is the reason for renovating the old stadiums? It costs a lot more, but if it's tradition and history what they went for, they did a good job.
  12. I think the FIFA went for character, tradition and history, stadium wise. I think they prefer to use renovated, old stadiums with history, instead of staging games at entirely new stadiums. At least they have back-up options like Gremio Arena and the new Palmeiras stadium
  13. Whether the Castelao and Mineirao are not entirely completed, there are another 18 months to go until the world so the overal progress looks promising
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