Facility Notes: Stadium Organizers Say Arena Fonte Nova Is Safe Despite Roof Collapse
Stadium officials said that the roof collapse at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil "happened because of a mistake by a worker inspecting the roof on Sunday." They said that "part of the tarpaulin on the roof was not folded properly, leading to the accumulation of water in that section." A stadium spokesperson said, "Repairs will be concluded in time for the Confederations Cup" (London EVENING STANDARD, 5/28). ... South African Super Rugby club Sharks revealed that a new five-year multi-million rand partnership has been entered into with Growthpoint Properties Ltd.; the Stadium’s new naming rights sponsor. The stadium will now be known as Growthpoint Kings Park (Sharks).