Arena Corinthians Itaquera

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August 5th, 2010

The site Copa 2014 published today information about the new Arena Corinthians Itaquera. The idea of building this arena is not new; there were notes about it a year ago and again a few months ago.

The difference now is that an actual project was presented to the President of Corinthians, by Architecture Office Castro Mello (who also projected the National Stadium in Brasilia).

Credit of Images: Castro Mello Arquitetos.

The venue of the World Cup in Sao Paulo is still undefined. Morumbi was supposed to be the venue, but Sao Paulo FC is not willing to make the necessary investments.

This new Arena would be built in the neighbourhood of Itaquera, in the Eastern end of the city of Sao Paulo, where Corinthians owns a large area. The stadium would have connection to the Corinthians station of the Metro, which would  help solve many accessibility problems faced by other stadia.

The stadium would have capacity of 55,000 seats. By installing retractable modules, the capacity could be expanded to 65,000, which would permit the stadium to host the opening match of the Cup.

Estimated cost is R$ 400 million (the estimated cost for renovation of Morumbi was R$ 650 million). The projects (including licenses) would take eight months, and the works would take two years.

According to Copa 2014, Grupo Advento would find the necessary fundings. In return, the group would have a share of the revenues from the stadium for a period of ten years – and after that, Corinthians would still receive R$ 200 million in cash.

If Corinthians can really obtain fundings, the project has very good chances to be approved by CBF.

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    [...] with the best infrastructure in Brazil, will probably host the opening match (this assuming that this stadium will be ready by then; Morumbi is definitively ruled [...]

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