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    President Dilma inaugurate Arena das Dunas

    The Arena das Dunas was inaugurated late on Wednesday ( 22/january ) . The event was attended by the Governor Rosalba Ciarlini and President Dilma Rousseff, who kick-started the " Brazuca " , the official name of the ball of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 . The event was attended by state , federal deputies of Rio Grande do Norte , the mayor of Natal, Carlos Eduardo , members of the city council of Natal , the player Marinho Chagas , voted the best left-back World Cup 1974 , as well of former players and members of the Local Organizing Committee , Bebeto and Cafu .
    Before the opening ceremony , the group honored exposure Cup RN , in the lobby of the stadium , whose works were developed by potiguares artists still at the construction site of the Arena das Dunas with the theme of the World 2014 Natal. When viewing the center of the field officer stateroom , President Dilma said the Arena das Dunas is " gorgeous " . Then we visited the facilities of sports equipment and made the outcome of the inaugural ribbon stage .

    In center field , Dilma Rousseff received the " Brazuca " the hands of the workers and Antonio Viana da Silva Nunes and Ari Nunes , along with the Governor Rosalba Ciarlini , the kickoff . Also attended the inauguration a group of workers who participated in the construction of the stadium that lasted 29 months.

    Speaking to reporters , President Dilma Rousseff praised the Arena das Dunas and stressed the importance of the stadium for the development of Natal economy and tourism of the state. " I was delighted with the beauty of this stadium with the fact that he left 3 % less than budgeted price, to be environmentally sustainable and have employed about 4000 workers , among them inmates . This stadium is as beautiful as Natal and will also contribute to the immense tourism potential that this city has . I would also say that in addition to all the legacy that we have in terms of mobility and drainage , we also also leave a stadium like this , where we proudly have conventions , exhibitions and big meetings and receive Brazilian and foreign tourists , " emphasized .

    To Governor Rosalba Ciarlini , the moment of opening of the Arena das Dunas marks the realization of a commitment to the people Natal in 2011 . " We assume the state when the dream of participating in the Cup was lost . We fight for the construction of the arena and sees her ready with all this beauty, is very exciting . "

    The passion for football in Brazil and the importance of the games that will be hosted in Natal were also highlighted by Dilma Rousseff . " This is the country of football. We never let go of any Cup , always had regarding Cups a very strong relationship , we are a passionate country. I'm sure the Brazilian people will demonstrate this passion with an immense capacity to accommodate its visitors . Here , teams from eight countries will play , with two world champions . We are a country that we have much to present , not only in terms of development , income distribution , improving the lives of our people , but we also have great stars . Our country is the Pele , Cafu , Bebeto and the new superstars , like Neymar . We have two champion coaches , the Scolari and heck , then I'm sure we'll do the Cup Winners' Cup , "he added .

    After attending two years and two months of work, the hodman Ari Nunes was one of the workers who delivered the " Brazuca " in the hands of the president during the inauguration held today . " I waited a lot to be here as part of a moment like this . That to me does not have to pay money in the world . The sweat we poured was with much love and dedication and today I represent all my colleagues who also put his hand in the concrete mass and to build this Arena das Dunas , " Ari said Nunes .

    Worked in the Arena das Dunas about 4500 workers responsible for the structure of 42 thousand seats , 32 thousand for the post- Cup , 21 hits , 38 cabins , conference room , media room , and 29 bars / restaurants .
    In addition, the Arena das Dunas will have clinics , fitness centers , an outdoor plaza of 22,000 m² with interlocked floor to withstand high concentrations of external public during shows, auditorium for 250 people , office / commercial areas , over 2000 vacancies parking , field measures 105 mx 68 me the 20 petals that make up the cover that simulates the movement of potiguares dunes .
    The entire structure will be shown to over 200 countries will attend the matches between Mexico and Cameroon, on June 13 , Ghana and the United States (June 16 ) , Greece and Japan (June 19 ) and Uruguay and Italy, June 24 , all valid for the group stage of the World . (Text: Assecom/RN – Photos: Adrovando Claro)
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