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SBD Global/October 17, 2012/Facilities

Seat Supplier Kango Brasil Gets $6M Contract For World Cup Stadium Arena Da Baixada

Stadium seat supplier Kango Brasil will provide the 43,000 seats for the Arena da Baixada World Cup stadium in Curitiba, Brazil, according to Estelita Carazzai of FOLHA DE S. PAULO. The company is owned by Mario Celso Keinert Petraglia, the son of the president of the Atletico-PR, which plays in the stadium. With the contract, the company will receive R$12M ($5.9M). The price "was more than some of the other seven competitors," but it was still chosen by Atletico-PR because of "quality and regional reasons." The seats for the stadium will be produced in Brazil. Overall, close to R$200M ($98.3M) will be spent to furnish the seats of the 12 World Cup stadiums in Brazil (FOLHA DE S. PAULO, 10/16).

KEY VISIT: Wednesday will be a "decisive day" regarding the possible participation of the Brazilian city of Recife as a host for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. Recife's Arena Pernambuco will have its last FIFA visit before the organization makes a decision on whether the stadium will host any Confederations Cup matches. As it currently stands, the arena is 64% finished (UOL.com.br, 10/16).
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