Friday, April 1, 2011

São Paulo can host 6 matches in the 2014 World Cup and bring around 500 thousand people to the city

Project of the brand new Stadium of the Corinthians soccer team (to be started).

Despite having no brick built so far, the stadium of Corinthians, on the east city zone, should be the stage for at least 6 Cup matches in 2014.

The decision came along last month, before the FIFA president Sepp Blatter hurry up the pace of two projects amoung the 12 host cities: Sao Paulo and Rio.

Those cities will host the most appealing matches of the competition: the opening and final respectively. Rio will have 7 matches.

Thus, statistics point to 500 thousand extra tourists (during the period) than average in 2014 due to World Cup, according to SPTuris (responsible department of tourism in Sao Paulo).

The brand new stadium (under construction) might to host the opening game, a semifinal and four other matches.

The study entitled "Sustainable Brazil - socioeconomic impacts of the 2014 World Cup", made in June 2010 by the company Ernst & Young, estimates that it will mean R$ 5.94 billion related to the event activities. Other sectors such as food, shopping, culture, transport, communication, medical and legal services, are included. SPTuris says that the city expects 15 million tourists in 2014 against the average 11 million every year.
source: [destak]

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