- Posted December 25, 2013 by
Governor announces calendar of events of the Arena das Dunas
The Governor Rosalba Ciarlini , accompanied by the Director of DER , Demetrio Torres , the chief executive of Arena , Charles Maia and Secretary of Sports , Joacy Bastos , spoke to the press on the progress of the work and the schedule of events already scheduled for the month January . The next day December 31 Arena das Dunas will be symbolically opened, when the equipment will be fully illuminated . " It will be a way to give a warm welcome to 2014 and show everyone that we can fulfill our word and deliver the Arena for the population," said the Governor .
According to Charles Maia , the Arena is currently undergoing a phase of finishing and testing . "We are already testing all installations , sound equipment , lighting and images " . The CEO of Arena das Dunas also said that in May the OAS consortium officially passes the stadium for the FIFA administration .
The chief executive said Potiguar before that date test events that simulate the matches of the World Cup and to anticipate and prevent any structural problems will be realized. "We hope the visit of the president of Brazil between the 10th and 20th of January, when will be the official opening of our stadium . After that we have labeled two football matches , on 26 January. It will be a double round , "said Rosalba Ciarlini .
The games will be between teams of ABC and Alecrim - who will compete in the state championship game and other teams across America and Confiança, this time , using the championship of the Northeast.
During the press conference the Governor of Rio Grande do Norte talked about the viability of resources guaranteed by the 2014 World Cup . "FIFA gave an estimation of revenues for the movement of tourists during the event , in Natal , five times greater than the cost of the stadium - estimated at £ 400 million . Also we should remember other achievements as the airport of São Gonçalo do Amarante , the expansion of the Port of Natal , major sewage works being executed in the capital and funding for the expansion of the Convention Centre Christmas , which will have space for seven thousand people . " Also according Rosalba Ciarlini the expectation is that after the World Cup tourism in the city has an average growth of 20 % .
Prior to the conference , the Chief Executive Potiguar led the entourage of journalists for a tour . Space in which opposing teams meet before entering the field for the match - the VIP spaces , mezzanine and louge reception , the locker rooms , cabins , the Media Centre and the Joint Area were visited . ( Text: Assecom / RN – Photos: Adrovando Claro )