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SBD Global/November 6, 2012/Events and Attractions

Brazilian World Cup Cities 'Frightened' By Additional Costs For Provisional Installations

After receiving the final requisitions from FIFA for provisional installations, the 2014 World Cup host cities "were frightened by the cost increase" and have already asked the federal government for help, according to Rodrigo Mattos of UOL.com.br. The initial estimates indicate between R$20M ($9.8M) and R$40M ($19.6M) in additional costs per host city. That number "could double" for cities also hosting Confederations Cup matches. The host cities have asked the Brazilian federal government for help. Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo "has not signaled that he plans on providing money because state and municipal government are suppose to cover those charges." Host cities are responsible for "media space, volunteer space, competition offices, security and control points" (UOL.com.br, 11/5).
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