Brazil’s World Cup legacy

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Nearly a year after Brazil hosted the World Cup, the most visible legacy, the 12 state-of-the art stadiums built or refurbished for the tournament. They’re proving too costly to maintain and after the tournament many serve no purpose. CCTV America’s Lucrecia Franco filed this report from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Brazil World Cup legacy

Brazil World Cup legacy

Nearly a year after Brazil hosted the World Cup, the most visible legacy, the 12 state-of-the art stadiums built or refurbished for the tournament are turning into "white elephants." They're proving too costly to maintain-and after the tournament many serve no purpose.

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  • It seats 72,000 people and was the most expensive stadium built for the World Cup.
  • Man Garrincha stadium in the capital, Brasilia, with a price tag of around 500 million dollars and stands empty on most days.