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SBD Global/December 11, 2012/Facilities
Facility Notes: Brazil's Arena Pernambuco On Track To Meet 2013 Confederations Cup
Published December 11, 2012
GRAND OPENINGS: Brasileiro club Grêmio inaugurated its new stadium, the Grêmio Arena, over the weekend in a 2-1 win against German club Hamburg SV. More than 60,000 fans showed up for the stadium's opener (FOLHA DE S. PAULO, 12/10). ... Badminton's Taufik Hidayat Arena, located in east Jakarta, Indonesia, officially opened on Monday. Taufik Hidayat, the man after whom the arena was named, said: "My dream since its ground-breaking two and a half years ago has come true." The venue consists of eight badminton courts, a gym, multifunction room, basketball court, athletes' lounge, 10-room dormitory and cafe (JAKARTA GLOBE, 12/10).