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SBD Global/July 2, 2012/International Football
World Cup Stadium TV Screen Could Come Down
Published July 2, 2012
FIFA PERMIT: PORTAL2014.com.org reported that FIFA will allow 2014 World Cup matches to air in public places in Brazil. FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke said that "it is a big innovation in respect to previous World Cups, where games were only shown in what is called FIFA Fan Fest." Valcke also explained that "large screen transmissions will all be allowed as long as there are no commercial purposes" (PORTAL2014.COM.ORG, 6/28).
CHEAPER: PORTAL2014.com.org also reported that Andrade Gutierrez, the construction company in charge of building the Arena Amazônia in Manaus, Brazil will readjust the cost for the stadium. With the revision, "the total cost of the construction will go from R$615.9M ($306.3M) to R$529.4M ($263.2M)" (PORTAL2014.COM.ORG, 6/29).
WC DRAW: PORTAL2014.com.org further revealed that the draw for the 2014 World Cup will be held in Bahia, Brazil in Dec. '13 (PORTAL2014.COM.ORG, 6/28).