Tag: Brazil


Galos’ venue work on despite COVID-19 surge

Atletico Mineiro Brasil April 2020

Though Brazil is witnessing a huge spike in coronavirus cases, the Brazilian professional football club Clube Atlético Mineiro decided not to wait till the coronavirus dust settles. Work has begun on the new stadium – Arena MRV – notwithstanding massive cost increase. Clube Atlético... » Read more


Stadiums put best foot forward as COVID-19 body bags pile up

MadriCR/seat geek/Bristol Sports

Coronavirus cases have reached a crescendo the world over. COVID-19 cases globally have reached 1,607, 595 and body bags are piling up – the death toll stand at 95,785. As hospitals are overwhelmed due to the deadly virus, sports stadiums around the world are being converted into makeshift... » Read more


Stadia turn into hospitals to handle COVID-19 outbreak

Pacaembu Stadium

As COVID-19 has made a mess of all sporting events the world over, few stadiums are being put to alternative use – they are being used as hospitals, and also being put to other use in countries where coronavirus cases are rising by the day.   Pacaembu Stadium Pacaembu Stadium in downtown... » Read more


Rio Olympic Games venues to be closed over safety quotient

Brazil Rio Olympic Venues

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games venues in Brazil will be closed to the public over safety issues. A directive in this regard was given by a Brazilian court recently. The Rio Games – the first to be held in South America – had come in for a lot of flak over steep costs and it is alleged that the... » Read more


Four bids submitted for FIFA women’s sporting showpiece

FIFA Women World Cup 2023

An important milestone has been reached vis-a-vis the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ bidding process. A deadline of December 13, 2019, was set for submitting the bids and four bids have been submitted by member associations who evinced keen interest in the entire bidding process. The following... » Read more


Work on new Brazil arena to begin in full gusto

Brasil Arena MRV

Work on Arena MRV in Brazil, the new home of Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football club Atlético Mineiro, will begin in full steam in January 2020 once the final nod for the development is given. Recently, The Municipal Council of the Environment unanimously backed the project thus paving the... » Read more


Atletico’s new arena gets council go-ahead

Atletico Mineiro Brasil

Atletico Mineiro’s new stadium has got the go-ahead with all 38 members in the plenary giving thumbs up to the bill. Numerous supporters in the gallery welcomed the vote. The bill was introduced by Mayor Alexandre Kalil a month back. All 38 members of the city council decided to vote in favour of... » Read more


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