Tag: Brazil


Brazil arena touted as ‘esports mecca’

Brazil Sao Paulo Pacaembu Esports Arena

A new arena is set to be developed at São Paulo’s Estádio do Pacaembu that organizers touted will become the “mecca of esports” in Brazil. Estádio do Pacaembu is an Art Deco stadium in São Paulo, Brazil, located in the Pacaembu neighborhood. The stadium is owned by the Municipal... » Read more


Rio for football with fans despite COVID rise

Maracanã Stadium back with fans

Despite a rise in the seven-day rolling average of new daily deaths in Brazil due to the deadly COVID-19 which continues to batter the world, the City Council of the Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro is keen on allowing football spectators back into the famous Maracanã Stadium – which sits... » Read more


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


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