HUNTING WHITE ELEPHANTS / CAÇANDO ELEFANTES BRANCOS

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20 August 2014

Post-prandial teeth picking

The hunt for Brazilian White Elephants continues, albeit at a slower pace than before the World Cup. The hunters have gorged on their catch for a month and have started to take on the physical characteristics of their prey. Though the appetite has dulled through repetitive ingestion of the same delicious meat, the knives are still sharp.

FIFA released its technical report last week, finally revealing their official count of stadium capacities and attendances. While FIFA will not reveal the number of tickets available for each category, nor the number of VIP, VVIP and hospitality tickets, or make their general figures for attendance and costs at their tournaments public information. Yet from the information they do provide we can glean some insight into the generalized trouble with measuring the costs of the tournament.

As I was picking my teeth with a piece of tusk, I found the following information regarding stadium capacities for the World Cup:


FIFA Copa2014 Portal DW FA EC WS
BH 58170 62160 64500 62547 64000 62000 62170
BRA 69439 72800 71000 68009 71412 68000 70064
CUI 41112 41390 43600 42968 43000 43000 44336
CUR 39631 43000 42000 41456 41456 44000 43981
FOR 60342 63900 67037 64846 63903 65000 67037
MAN 40549 44500 44310 42374 44000 41000 42374
NAT 39971 42000 45000 42086 43000 42000 42086
POA 43394 50000 60800 48849 47100 43000 51300
REC 42610 46000 46000 42849 46000 46000 46154
RIO 74738 78838 76000 73531 78838 71000 78838
SAL 51900 55000 50223 48747 53700 50000 56500
SAO 62601 68000 65000 65807 68000 60000 65807

(DW=Deutsche Welle, FA=English FA, EC=Engenharia Civil, WS=World Stadiums)

Incredibly, all of these sources have different seating capacity numbers for the stadiums. As I have pointed out before, none of the four Brazilian government transparency sites for the World Cup agree on how much the stadiums cost. Given that there isn't agreement about how many people can fit in the stadiums themselves, this shouldn't be surprising.


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