Serious Structural Damage to São Paulo’s Arena Corinthians

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Local news agencies are reporting that Arena Corinthians, home stadium of Brazil’s second most popular football (soccer) club and reigning Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champions, the Corinthians, is facing severe structural damage due to a massive water leak beneath the facility. According to reports, the erosion caused by the leak is serious enough to warrant a safety risk to fans attending games at the 49,000-seat stadium.

The newspaper Folha de São Paulo alleges that the water leak was discovered in June by an internal . . .

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