Infrastructure for the community and high-performance athletes
• Between 2003 and Jun/10, R$ 2.9 billion were invested in more than 12,500 contracts for the renovation or construction of new facilities. About R$ 1 billion was invested in 2010 alone in the implementation and upgrading of sports infrastructure, including 5,220 sports courts, gyms (1,307), stadiums (836), Olympic villages (33), sports complexes (384), football fields (683), track and field (72), and Youth Squares (192) among others. 4,134 works have been
completed and another 1,851 have been started or are under way.
2014 World Cup Opportunities Beckon Foreign Investors to Brazil
SOURCE – ARTICLESBASE -Thomas Rideg, Managing Director for Global Intelligence Alliance Latin America
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