Beira-Rio World Cup stadium nearing completion

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2013, 13:50 PM IST

Porto Alegre: Construction work on the Beira-Rio 2014 World Cup Stadium here is 83 percent complete.

The venue`s roof and lighting system will be installed within the next month, according to the stadium`s tenant, Sport Club International,

More than 400 reflectors will be fitted and energized by an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) to avoid potential blackouts during matches.

The venue, which will have a capacity to seat 53,000 fans, will host five matches during the June 12-July 13 tournament.

Earlier this year, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke warned that Brazil`s 12 World Cup venues must be ready by Dec 31.

IANS