Government officials say South America’s biggest city will
likely have two stadiums ready to host World Cup matches in
The club team Corinthians is planning to build a stadium that
could host the tournament’s opener, and Sao Paulo mayor Gilberto
Kassab said Monday that Palmeiras’ facility could also host matches
after its renovation is complete.
Sao Paulo’s Morumbi stadium was set to host the opener, but it
was dropped earlier this year because of a lack of financial
Corinthians’ stadium would need extra investments to host the
opener, though. It initially has been planned for 48,000 people,
well short of FIFA’s requirement of 65,000.