LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — AEG Facilities has been selected as the operator of the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Paraná.
The 46,000-seat multi-purpose, retractable-roof stadium stadium is currently under renovation and will be completed in June 2013 and is planned to host the 2014 FIFA world Cup. In addition to the soccer stadium, AEG Facilities will operate Arena Olympico, a 10,000-seat multi-purpose indoor companion arena that will open in 2015.
The addition of these venues expands AEG's portfolio of venues in Brazil to three. AEG also operates the 45,000-seat Arena Pernambuco and São Paulo’s Nova Arena, which is slated to open in November 2013.
“We are thrilled and honored to support Atlético Paranaense’s rich and long standing tradition of success, both in Brazil and internationally,” said AEG Facilities President Bob Newman. “Curitiba is one of South America’s most dynamic sports and entertainment markets, and we look forward to being a partner of the Curitiba community as they prepare for the 2014 World Cup.” – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers