Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums Continue to Cost the Country’s Taxpayers

Many of these recently-built stadiums are now looking to new sources of income, such as hosting concerts, festivals, and even trade fairs, in a bid to turn a profit.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Almost R$400 million of public money was spent by local authorities in 2018 to maintain stadiums throughout Brazil that were originally built for the World Cup in 2014, a new report shows.

According to data collected by Ministry of Sport and reported by O Globo, R$8.3 billion was spent on the construction of stadiums for the Brazilian World Cup, with much of the . . .

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