Nine out of twelve stadium construction projects for the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup are being conducted with help of Liebherr Cranes. For this event, which takes place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, 2014, all host cities are engaged to update or establish appropriate stadium infrastructure. A total 64 matches will be played during the tournament.
Six stadiums are being newly constructed in the cities of Cuiabá (Arena Pantanal), Manaus (Arena Amazônia), Natal (Arena das Dunas), Recife (Arena Pernambuco), Salvador (Arena Fonte Nova) and São Paulo (Arena Corinthians). The other six host cities are modernizing existing stadiums. These include Belo Horizonte (Estádio Mineirão), Brasília (Mané Garrincha), Curitiba (Arena da Baixada), Fortaleza (Estádio Castelão), Porto Alegre (Estádio Beira-Rio) and the famous Maracanã of Rio de Janeiro. The technical guidelines and the required timelines for all of these projects have been issued by the ‘Fédération Internationale de Football Association’ (FIFA).
The estimated total investment for construction and modernization of these projects amounts to more than BRL 1.9 billion (US$ 900 million).
Liebherr Cranes on the job in these projects include 15 Top-Slewing Tower Cranes of the EC-B, EC-H, and HC series with load moments from 110 to 280 mt, ten LTM All-Terrain Cranes with load capacities from 100 to 500 tonnes, four large Crawler Cranes rated 400 to 1,350 tonnes as well as one 100-tonne Telescopic Crawler Crane.