Renovating Rio’s Maracanã for WC 2014

By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - In September of this year, the Maracanã Stadium will close its doors to begin a large-scale reconstruction in order to comply with FIFA recommendations for the World Cup.

According to the FIFA, every stadium in the competition must have minimal viewing conditions from any of the seats and a roof protecting the entire audience. The lower seats of Maracanã are not under cover, and according to FIFA, do not provide an adequate view for spectators, so now, renovation . . .

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