Stadium becomes a bus depot

By Drum Digital
10 March 2015

One of the stadiums used to host the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil has become a makeshift bus depot by order of the Government, The Mirror has reported.

One of the stadiums used to host the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil has become a makeshift bus depot by order of the Government, The Mirror has reported.

Mané Garrincha stadium, the second most expensive stadium in soccer history – second only to Wembley Stadium in London, has found a new use less than a year after hosting the biggest sports tournament in the world.

The 72 000-seater Brazilian stadium cost around £350 million to build. However, with no top division teams based in Rio de Janeiro, since the World Cup finished last June and with only a few friendly matches for the international side happening at the stadium, it has been difficult for Mané Garrincha to reach anywhere near full capacity.

To meet monthly running costs officials have turned the outside into a bus depot with over 400 vehicles now stored there.

The council is also using the rooms inside for board meetings and office space.

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