World Cup: 26 Irregularities at Opening Stadium

There are still 26 irregularities in the  Itaquerão, stadium for the opening match of the World Cup. Among them, the Corinthians have not informed how the fans will get out of it in case of  emergency, nor what will be the exact capacity of the stadium. According to firefighters, all questions must be answered to be given permission to be  used as “a meeting place for people.”

View of half finished stadium

Itaquerão, host of the opening match

Firefighters say they can not issue the “survey certificate” if the technical design of fire safety is not modified. Without this document, the city can not issue another one called “Occupancy Permit”. This attests to the completion of the work.

Corinthians and Odebrecht construction company say many suggestions adjustments have been incorporated into the project and wishing to deliver documents to firefighters corrected this week. By law, the fire department will have a period of 30 days to do the survey after the project’s approval, but say they will review the case as soon as they receive an overview.

Approximately 65 000 people are expected for the opening match of the World Cup, played between Brazil and Croatia, on 12 June. The Corinthians received a promise of Odebrecht, which aims to deliver the stadium ready in 14 days.


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About Betise Assumpcao Head

Communicator, specialized in Media Relations, Reputation, Crisis Management, corporate or individual. I started as a Sports Journalist (7 years, Mains newspapers and magazines in Brazil) turned into World Wide Press Officer (Senna 1990/1994), been to Games in Barcelona Atlanta, London & Rio 2016. Italy, Germany & Brazilian World Cups.

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