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SBD Global/December 30, 2013/Facilities

Most Expensive Of 12 World Cup Stadiums, Brasilia's Mane Garrincha, Has Leaking Roof

The operators of Brasilia's Mane Garrincha stadium said on Tuesday that the stadium, the "most expensive" of the 12 "built or revamped for the 2014 World Cup," has a leaking roof "less than eight months after it was finished," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Secopa, "the local government agency" that runs the stadium, will "ask the company that rebuilt it to explain why parts of the roof let in rain during last weekend's women's match between Brazil and Chile." Local media reported that "almost the entire lower ring of the stands was soaked although Secopa played down the problem, saying the leaks were not serious and would not affect any of the matches being played there during next year's World Cup." Secopa said that the Mane Garrincha "comes with a five-year guarantee and any repair work will be paid for by the builders" (REUTERS, 12/24).
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