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SBD Global/August 3, 2012/Events and Attractions

2014 World Cup Local Organizing Committee Publishes Brochure With Team Base Camps

The 2014 World Cup Local Organizing Committee published the "first version" of the Team Base Camps official brochure for the delegations that will take part in the event, according to Felipe Castro of PORTAL 2014. The document lists 54 venues that have been approved and have signed contracts with the LOC. However, the list does not have any venues for the countries participating in the 2013 Confederations Cup. LOC Exec Dir Ricardo Trade said, "The Team Base Camps do not exist for the Confederations Cup. The reason being it's a very short competition, the delegations will just have to stay in hotels" (PORTAL2014.org.br, 8/1). COPA 2014 reported that among the venues approved, "30 are located in the Southeast region, 14 in the South, four in the North, three in the Central-West and three in the Northeast." Exec Secretary of the Ministry of Sport Luis Fernandes said, "The structuring, consolidation and selection of Team Base Camps is a foundation in the process for holding the World Cup, and will leave a legacy of modern sport complexes throughout the country." He added: "It is an opportunity to drive the development of the country. By choosing the 12 host cities, we created 12 development hubs in Brazil, but the opportunities for national development go much beyond these cities." The Team Base Camps are venues "that will be used as headquarters by national teams" during the World Cup. They consist of a hotel and training ground (COPA2014.gov.br, 8/1).

To see the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Team Base Camps catalog click here.
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